Farmer’s Market Tour & Cooking Class
$190 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class, you will:
- Learn about the farming practices and produce from a variety of local farmers
- Understand seasonality and know when to select products at their peak
- Know how to highlight farm fresh ingredients in seasonal recipes
About This Class
Anyone who draws kitchen inspiration from a Farmer’s Market knows the value of a few tips to make shopping, and cooking, as easy as possible. We’ll meet at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and take you on a guided shopping trip. You’ll meet farmers, pick out produce, bread, proteins, and enjoy a few tastes along the way. When we’re done shopping, we’ll head back to SFCS to prepare dishes with the bounty we’ve purchased.
Instead of being dependent on recipes, you’ll learn how to cook from the market with the best ingredients the season has to offer and take home a copy of Cooking from the Farmers’ Market, co-written by SFCS founder, Jodi Liano.
Note: transportation is not included in class. Students will meet and park at the Ferry Building and arrange for transportation back to SFCS. Carpools back to the school from Ferry Building may be arranged, and BART is also an easy option from Embarcadero to Civic Center.
You’ll prepare a three-course meal using seasonal produce
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.
After earning a professional culinary certificate from San Francisco Cooking School, Margie founded Local Flavor, a personal chef company providing small event catering services, in-home cooking classes, and recipe testing & development. When she is not in the kitchen cooking, she can be found with local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman learning about their craft and products or cultivating her backyard vegetable and fruit garden. In addition to teaching cooking classes, Margie also helps in the vegetable garden at the local homeless shelter.