CUESA | Seasonal Celebration: Goat Festival

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Goat Festival

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join CUESA for our Sixth Annual Goat Festival, a celebration of all things goat! The festival takes place at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (at Embarcadero and Market Streets). See public transportation and parking information »

All festivities take place at the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) unless otherwise noted.

10 am - 1 pm: Bring the kids to play with Toluma Farms’ adorable baby goats at the petting stable in the south driveway near the Sur La Table store.

10 am - 11 am: Learn about goat grazing with City Grazing.

11 am - 1 pm: Enjoy tastes of goat cheese ($2 tasting fee) from Achadinha Cheese Company, Andante Dairy, Bodega & Yerba Santa Goat Cheese, and Tomales Farmstead, paired with farmers market preserves from Happy Girl Kitchen Co.June Taylor CompanyLoulou’s Garden and McQuade’s Celtic Chutneys, as well as a scoop of goat caramel gelato from Cremeux Ex Machina.

11 am: Goat-themed cooking demo with Daniel Capra & David Hurt, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

12 pm: Goat-themed cooking demo with Hollie Greene, JoyFoodly

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

During market hours, look for delicious goat-inspired creations from artisan food vendors in the market. For example: 

  • 4505 Meats will be roasting a whole goat at their market stall and serving their “notorious” Harissa-Rubbed Goat Tacos with Crunchy Avocado Slaw and Spicy Romesco Sauce after 10:30 am.
  • Three Babes Bakeshop will be selling sweet AND savory goat cheese pies: goat cheese and honey; goat cheese and asparagus.
  • Mariposa Baking (inside the Ferry Building) will offer special pricing on their Mediterranean panini, featuring goat cheese

Look for special offers and special goat tastes from the following Ferry Building Marketplace merchants: BeeKind, Biscuit Bender, Book Passage, Cowgirl Creamery, Farm Fresh to You, Golden Gate Meat Co., Imperial Tea Court, Miette, Rancho Gordo, and Stonehouse Olive Oil Company.


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