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John Herbstritt

Organic Pumpkin Beer Done Right

Although in SF Summer is just beginning — or rather, continuing — in other parts of the country Instagram feeds are starting to fill up with crunchy leaves, football and new fall looks. For beer aficionados it is the dreaded season of the pumpkin beer. Often overly spiced, sweet and … Continue Reading

John Herbstritt

Where the Buffalo Roam

The Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the biggest names in bourbon distilling. The distillery itself has had many names over the years, and records indicate that the site has been used for distilling since 1775, making it one of the oldest continuously operating distilleries in the United States.  Buffalo … Continue Reading


Enjoying the Peak of Tomato Season

One of the most exciting times of year in the Bay Area is when the local farms start harvesting tomatoes in early June. By the time September rolls around, the local tomato season has hit its peak. All the local farmers from the Pescadero Coast to the Sierra foothills have … Continue Reading

John Herbstritt

Gamay? It’s Gamayzing!

Gamay has a special place on my table, not just because wines made from the grape tend to be food-friendly, refreshing, and juicy, but also because it was one of the first grapes I fell in love with at the beginning of my career in wine. As many wine professionals can … Continue Reading


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4505 Hot Dog TastingMay 26 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Pickling 101: Zero Waste Ferments - Sold OutMay 29 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Closed for a private event.June 1 from 9:30am to 11:00pm
Bruce Cost TastingJune 1 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Gus Soda TastingJune 2 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Monday Night Farmer: Frog Hollow FarmJune 3 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
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Quick Mozz: Cheesemaking 201 - SOLD OUTJune 3 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Mindful Eating & Cooking Series: Part ThreeJune 4 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Fermentation for Summer VibrancyJune 5 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Art Opening at 18th Hour: DELTA by Adrian MendozaJune 6 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
4505 Hotdog TastingJune 7 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
In front of the 18th Street market
Producer Dinner: Forlorn Hope WineryJune 7 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Seely's Oregon Mint TastingJune 8 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
In Front of BiRite Market 18th Street
Closed for a private event.June 8 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm
My Sweet Mexico, with Fany GersonJune 9 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Double Dutch Sweets TastingJune 9 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In front of the 18th street market
All Plant Parts: Growing and Cooking Summer CampJune 10 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Buttery Tart DoughJune 10 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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All Plant Parts: Growing and Cooking Summer CampJune 11 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Gnocchi! A PrimerJune 11 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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All Plant Parts: Growing and Cooking Summer CampJune 12 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Closed for private rental.June 12 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Kitchen Table Talks: Food, Farms, and FrackingJune 12 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
CUESA - Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture
Urban Gardening School - Course filled for 2013June 12 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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All Plant Parts: Growing and Cooking Summer CampJune 13 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
18@12June 13 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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All Plant Parts: Growing and Cooking Summer CampJune 14 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Closed for a private event.June 14 from 5:30pm to 12:00am
Urban Gardening School - course filled for 2013June 15 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Garden for the Environment
DIY Desserts: PIEJune 15 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Food Lit Book ClubJune 16 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
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Monday Night Farmer: Blossom Bluff OrchardsJune 17 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
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Wine Appreciation: Palate Development School with Oliver McCrum June 17 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Closed for a private event.June 18 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Farm SchoolJune 19 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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18@12June 20 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Farm SchoolJune 22 from 8:30am to 3:00pm
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Evolution Juice Tasting June 22 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
In Front of 18th Street Market
Wine Appreciation: Palate Development School with Oliver McCrum June 24 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Sour Beer Class with Master Cicerone Rich HigginsJune 25 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Soup for Supper has been canceled. Please join us next month!June 26 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
18@12June 27 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Ritual Chocolate tastingJune 28 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
In front of the 18th street market (3639 18th St)
Closed for a private event.June 29 from 4:30pm to 10:00pm
Ham Independence: La Quercia Producer TastingJune 30 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
tastemakers: simple sauces - SOLD OUTJuly 1 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Chunky Pig Caramel Corn tastingJuly 3 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In front of the 18th street market (3639 18th St)
18@12: canceled due to holidayJuly 4 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hodo Soy tastingJuly 9 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In front of the 18th street market (3639 18th street)
Basic Knife Skills - SOLD OUTJuly 9 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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