Farmsteads: Fall Events

by Sarah Henry on September 1, 2016 · 0 comments

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I have a bunch of Farmsteads events in the fall. Come say hi. There will be tasty bites.


Photo: Erin Scott

Saturday, September 3
Point Reyes Station, 11 am until noon
Chef’s Booth, , Toby’s Feed Barn
Talking Farmsteads, handing out samples inspired by the farms.

Thursday, September 8
University of the Pacific, San Francisco
Master of Arts in Food Studies: Food Writing Class
In which I talk with students about the writing profession & process. Then they write about me. Gulp. Note to self: Bring really good snacks.

Thursday, September 15
The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Farm Dinner 5:30  to 8:30 (sold out)
Also at the table: Andrew Zlot, owner of Double 8 Dairy, featured in Farmsteads.
Don’t doubt this will be a delicious dinner prepared by chef Jennifer Luttrell.


Photo: Erin Scott

Sunday, September 25
Potluck Cookbook Brunch, San Jose (Public party/private residence, reserve here)
Hosted by my friend, the generous Cheryl Sternman Rule, to celebrate the publication of Farmsteads & my dance class buddy Katie Morford‘s latest cookbook, . Both photographed by my pal Erin Scott. Heads up: Good brunch grub will be had here.

Sunday, October 9
Litquake: Eat, Drink and Be Literary
The Chapel: 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Panel discussion on food, farming, and sustainability starts at 4pm; all-day event celebrating food, books, and food books.

Sunday, October 16
The Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station, 3pm
The Future of Farmsteading in West Marin
Moderating panel discussion including local growers, producers, and ranchers hosted by Point Reyes Bookstore.


Photo: Erin Scott

Saturday, November 12
Shed, Healdsburg, 2 pm to 3 pm
Signing books & sharing tastes from the farmer, winemaker,  and cheese producer behind Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville.

Saturday, November 19
Pie Ranch, Pescadero, noon to 3pm
Signing at the farm stand on the community work day, potluck, barn dance. Farmsteads makes a good gift. Just saying. Also: Pie.

Saturday, November 26
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, Berkeley, 2 pm to 4 pm
Signing & tastings as part of a day-long event for Indies First/Small Business Saturday. Swing by for some holiday buying & browsing.


Photo: Erin Scott

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erinscott_gospelflat-3121Photo: Erin Scott

Delighted that my profile of Gospel Flat Farm in Bolinas, featured in Farmsteads of the California Coast, was excerpted in Edible Marin & Wine Countrys Spring issue. Big thanks to editor Gibson Thomas for her generous book cover blurb, too.

Grateful to the good folks at Gospel Flat, Bronwen and Mickey Murch, for giving us the greenlight to host the Farmsteads launch party here in late April. It was a wonderful afternoon; guests had the opportunity to explore the farm and we sold out of books.

erinscott_gospelflat-3307Farmer Mickey Murch. Image: Erin Scott

Thanks to my friends and colleagues from around the Bay for making the schlep. They were rewarded with excellent hiking and beach combing weather, and the opportunity to pick up produce, flowers, and eggs at the farmstand on their way home from the festivities.

13040957_10154133650844568_3302711532009896974_oFarmsteads groupies, aka my galpals. Photo by the late, great KC Jones.




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melissa-perello-Michaela-Rahorst-Sarah-BonarGirl Talk: Chefs Melissa Perello, Michaela Rahorst & Sarah Bonar of Frances & Octavia.        Photo: Alana Hale

Playing catch up over here post-book launch.

Where are the women chefs in San Francisco, people ask? The answer: Everywhere.

Maybe one day soon the term “female chef” will be as obsolete as waitress and stewardess.

A girl can dream.

A couple of years ago I profiled a cool crew of women working in Oakland, many of them running their own restaurants in a new wave of talent emerging in that town.

This year, I interviewed a ton of sisters in San Francisco about the female chef label, what’s cooking in their kitchens and the challenges they face in the industry.

My cover story for Edible San Francisco here.





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