CUESA | Market to Table Demo: Kellie Black, featuring Balakian Farms

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Kellie Black, featuring Balakian Farms

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a farmer who sells at our market.

Amber Balakian’s great-grandfather, an immigrant from Armenia, first planted a vineyard in Reedley more than 80 years ago. Her grandfather, John Balakian, was born and raised on the property. In 1999, they began planting heirloom tomatoes and other crops in an effort to expand their produce selection. The farm now also produces sauces with their excess tomatoes. About 20 years ago, the Balakians began switching to organic practices in response to health concerns and market demand.

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

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »