Friday, October 15, 2004

Harvest Festival 2004

Have you got plans this weekend? If not, consider heading over to the Ferry Building Marketplace for the second annual Harvest Festival.

The festival kicks off this evening with an organic wine tasting happy hour. Actually an all organic wine tasting with wines from vineyards such as Frog's Leap and Yorkville Cellars. Glasses of wine will cost $5. There will also be plenty to eat, wild mushroom quesadillas from MIJITA & Far West Fungi, brisket sandwiches from Mistral & Potter Family Farms, fig & quince jam filled crepes from I Preferti Boriana, profiteroles from Miette & Ciao Bella and autumnal inspired varietal chocolates from Recchiuiti Confections. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and at 8 p.m. there will be tango dancing in the main hall! Admission is free.

Saturday there will be plenty of traditional barnyard activities for the kids at the market, including sheep shearing, pumpking carving, apple pressing, butter churning, etc. The activities will take place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 10-1 there will a hands on educational corral of farm animals.

Sunday the festival continues with the weekly farmer's market but there will also be live bluegrass and delicious tastings of McEvoy olive oil, Acme Pumpkin bread, smoked sturgeon from Tsar Nicholai and more.

Whatever you do, make this weekend a tasty one.