CUESA | Market to Table Demo: Anna Derivi-Castellanos & Lenore Estrada, Three Babes Bakeshop, featuring Old Dog Ranch

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Anna Derivi-Castellanos & Lenore Estrada, Three Babes Bakeshop, featuring Old Dog Ranch

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting TWO of our market seller-farmers.

Lenore Estrada and Anna Derivi-Castellanos are the partners behind Three Babes Bakeshop. They offer seasonal pies using local ingredients and are based in San Francisco’s Mission District. Their mission is to promote social, environment, and economic justice in the Central Valley. Three Babes have a strong commitment to creating positive change in their community by sourcing many of their ingredients from Central Valley farmers. One of their signature pies is the Salty Honey Walnut, and they’re partnering with Mollie Sitkin of Old Dog Ranch for the delicious walnuts!

Located in the San Joaquin Valley, Old Dog Ranch has seen many transformations since Mollie’s great-great grandfather purchased the land in 1912. It was originally a sheep ranch, and Mollie’s father, Roger, started growing apples, blueberries, and annual crops when he took over. Apple trees gave way to walnut orchards, which thrive in the area’s deep, well-drained soil and low winter temperatures. A small portion of the land is farmed; 90% of the ranch is wildlife habitat. One of the Sitkins’ three walnut orchards is Certified Organic with another currently transitioning to organic. To diversify the farms’ offerings, Mollie launched the farm’s value-added product line, including seasoned walnuts and walnut butters. Mollie also planted specialty peppers to be used in seasoning the walnuts, and introduced five bee hives that produce the honey used in the walnut butter.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

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