CUESA | Evening Party: A Library of Libations: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market »

OPEN! Sat 8am–2pm | Tue & Thu 10am–2pm

Mission Community Market »

OPEN! Thu 3pm–7pm

A Library of Libations: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

An Evening of Stirred Words and Liquid Literature

Book the date! This winter, CUESA and the San Francisco chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild are writing a new installment in their popular Cocktails of the Farmers Market series, in collaboration with Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Cozy up in the Ferry Building to sip on literary-inspired libations from the Bay’s best bartenders and devour bookish bites from some of the city’s hottest chefs. From A Tale of Two Citruses to Infinite Zest, the novel use of winter produce will make for a page-turning celebration of books, booze, and the bounty of the winter farmers market.

Guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails featuring Jack Daniel’s, Zucca, and Ron Zacapa, along with unlimited sample-size drinks for this happy hour event in the gorgeous Ferry Building Grand Hall. Notable restaurants offer small bites, and the trio of organizations hosting the night will provide the epic games and prizes. It’s an evening that’s sure to be one for the books.

All proceeds from the evening support CUESA’s sustainable agriculture educational initiatives and the USBG’s professional development programs.

 Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Bartenders include:
Andrew Meltzer & Brandon Ruthven 15 Romolo
Jack Bates, Alamo Drafthouse
Matt Gripp and Shirley Brooks, Bar Fluxus
Roz Holm, The Chapel
Douglas Beford, The Double Standard
Jordanne Ho-Shue, Drexl
Brian Nelson, Elite Cafe
Evan Williams, Hard Water
Emilio Salehi, Mourad
Jordan Sakai and Maurice Brooks, Novela
Janice Bailon, The Perennial and Bourbon & Branch
Suzu, Tradition
Megan Daniel, Whitechapel

Presenting spirits include:
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye, Zucca, and Ron Zacapa

Tasting spirits include:
Arkansas Black, Back Bar Project, Black Cow Vodka, Corbin Cash, Do Good Distillery, Lo Fi Aperitifs, Singani63, Spiritworks Distillery, St. George Spirits

Participating restaurants include:
15 Romolo
El Porteño
Hard Water
Keeva Indian Kitchen
Salt Pt. Butchery & Provisions

with an additional treat from:
The Perennial

CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 1999. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems. 

About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

About Friends of the SF Public Library
Friends of the SF Public Library is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that advocates, fundraises, and provides critical support for the San Francisco Public Library and related literary and educational programs. Our mission is to strengthen, support, and advocate for a superior free public library system in San Francisco.

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.

Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography.


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »