Come to the Table

In case you've missed those slick orange posters with the farmers' silhouettes all over town, or you haven't heard, San Francisco will host the inaugural Slow Food Nation event over Labor Day weekend to celebrate American culinary traditions and sustainable food systems that are "good, clean and fair." Thousands are expected from all over the world to visit the Civic Center's Victory Garden and Fort Mason's Taste Pavillion for lectures, workshops and films, not to mention plenty of snacks, flights and tastes. There will even be a "green kitchen," where celebrity chefs (possible from the French Laundry) will be offering basic cooking tips using the most minimal equipment...think mortar & pestle, knife and cutting board, only. Stop by the shop this Tuesday during the Ferry Plaza farmer's market for a sneak preview of the SFN Taste Pavillion where fifteen artisan food categories, including bread, cheese and olive oil will be explored. The SFN folks will be set up with event and discount ticket information and we'll be offering tastes of our olive oil over bites of Acme sweet baguette with fromage blanc from Cowgirl Creamery. For more info, visit