CUESA | Market to Table Demo: Masa Talk and Hands-on Tortilla-making

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Masa Talk and Hands-on Tortilla-making

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a talk and hands-on activity featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a local couple particularly knowledgeable about the history of corn, and a farmer who sells at the farmers market, Tierra Vegetables.

Lee and Wayne James are a sister and brother farming team growing food on a 20-acre farm in Santa Rosa,  located in the heart of the Sonoma County Wine Country just 70 miles north of San Francisco. In addition to growing diversified and unique market crops , the farm also specializes in a vast array of chiles and sweet peppers, dried beans, and dried corn varieties for popcorn, cornmeal and masa. In 2007, Tierra Vegetables completed a new commercial kitchen that they used to expand their offering of farmstead processed products to include sweet and spicy chile jams, hot sauce, freshly ground cornmeal, chile powders and mixes, and more. Tierra Vegetables believes in using the “the best possible sustainable methods” for a healthy and lasting farming system.

 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.


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 »