I know, fireworks and farmers aren’t usually uttered in the same sentence, but why not? In San Francisco you can have up close and personal access to both at these special events.

Waterbar

Every year KFOG puts on a fireworks extravaganza. You can fight the crowds on the pier or treat yourself to an upgrade. Head to Waterbar, the best spot in town for viewing the fireworks and nibble on oysters on the half shell, prawn cocktails, pizzas, gougere sandwiches, artichoke crab crostini, risotto fritters, salt cod fritters, gravlax, ceviches, tartare and mini meatballs.

What: Kaboom, VIP Event
Cost: Tickets are $65 and include passed hors d’ oeuvres (cash bar)

When: May 10th 7 – 10 pm

Where: Waterbar, 399 The Embarcadero, 415.284.0161

How: Purchase tickets online

Sara Tashker of Green Gulch Farm and Annie Somerville of Greens RestaurantMacy’s at Union Square puts on a variety of terrific culinary events. Catch the third part of the series “Get Green Cooking” where local farmers are paired with chefs who explain the ins and outs of sustainable farming, the importance of organic seasonal produce, and the tremendous impact your food choices can have on your community.

Sara Tashker of Green Gulch Farm and Annie Somerville of Greens Restaurant will discuss their partnership, organic farming, vegetarian cooking and more. Plus, they’ll cook something delicious!

What: Get Green Cooking Demo with Sara Tashker of Green Gulch Farm and Annie Somerville of Greens Restaurant
Cost: $10 donation to CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) includes a sample of the featured dish, a glass of Benzinger wine, a canvas Ferry Plaza Farmers Market bag, plus a deluxe sample from Origins Organics, in celebration of their new USDA-certified organic skincare line
When: May 14th 6:30
Where: Macy’s Union Square, Cellar Kitchen
How: Seating is first-come, first-served starting at 6 pm

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