I’m happy to announce that I’ll be partnering with the Marin Farmers Market — to my mind the best green market in the Bay Area by a wide margin — this coming week at the Marin County Fair, dubbed “the greenest county fair on earth.” Wednesday through Sunday, I’ll be teamed with various farmers, who will provide me with their tasty yields. I’ll then cook and demonstrate some breakaway-style dishes based on those ingredients. Here’s the lineup of farmers and demo times:
Wednesday July 2: David Retsky, County Line Harvest. They tell me they’ve got great Costada Romanesca squash, so definitely something with that.
Thursday July 3: Steven Kashiwase, Kashiwase Farms. Stonefruit is peaking, and that’s what I’m getting. I’m thinking a nice ginger-laced chutney.
Friday, July 4: Albert Strauss, Strauss Dairy. Perhaps a yogurt based summer fruit salad with sauteed ginger, shallot, and mint
Saturday, July 5: Kevin Lunny, Drake’s Bay Family Farms — clams! I’ll likely give them some kind of umeboshi treatment.
Sunday, July 6: Doug Stonebreaker, Prather Ranch. Pork loins. Toasted spices and chutney will almost certainly be involved…..
Daily cooking times are 1, 2:30, 4, and 5 pm. PLEASE come by and say hello! It should be a pretty great fair this year. Lots of info here.