You never know who you're going to run into when you're standing in the middle of the street taking pictures in West Oakland.
Today, after working a few shifts, disheveled and uniformed, standing in the middle of a completely desolate area, I heard my name being called. There came Leif, on his smooth riding bicycle. He said,
"I asked myself who could be standing there in chef's pants taking photos?!"
Leif found me on the Internet and I met him through Blossom Bluff Orchards-- my favorite farm for all stone fruit, except, of course, peaches.
I have never been to one of his dinners, but check out the details of this one, they're pretty nifty.
And hey, you never know, maybe one day this summer we'll make a dinner together... When one's life is not married to one particular job, anything is possible, right?
SOIL TO STUDIO
FARM TO TABLE
join us for a very special evening at
Grandma Mary's Farm in El Cerrito.
~ Grandma Mary's Organic Farm is a half-acre urban agricultural site located within walking distance from BART. The site hosts Kleiwerks West, natural building and permaculture workshops.
Sasha Duerr, founder of the Permacouture Institute, is going to conduct a plant-based dyes studio workshop. Following that, I am going to serve a five course vegetarian dinner using many of the same plants used to make the dyes.
Address in El Cerrito will be included with your RSVP confirmation
live music by Clark Meremeyer
$70 - $120 sliding scale. This is a benefit for the permacouture institute.
rsvp to sashaduerr AT gmail.com
mache, orach, upland cress, watermelon radish, kumquat, walnut, and andante chevre
soup of princess laratte potato, golden turnip, knoll green garlic, star route baby favas, saffron, and berkswell
knoll rapinis, dandelion, various kales, black trumpets
dirty girl chioggas with puree of stinging nettles
riverdog asparagus with gold nugget mandarin and strauss brown butter
rancho gordo tepary beans with red cabbage, avocado, fennel, coriander, sesame, ginger, and hemp
strawberry, young coconut, lemongrass, blossom bluff dried stonefruit confit, cowgirl creamery creme fraiche, maple, tonka bean
Hope to see you there,
It's hard to get more local than a farm you can take public transportation to, n'est pas? If you manage to get a seat, please do report back and tell us all what you think...