What: The San Francisco Underground Farmers Market VI
When: Friday June 4th 11am to 4pm; 6pm to midnight
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street (btwn 8th and 9th), San Francisco, CA 94103
Cost: $2, must RSVP here to get on list . No need to reapply if you were already on the March 2010 list.
The SF Underground Market was conceived of by Iso Rabins of forageSF in early December 2009. Frustrated by his inability to get a booth at legit farmers markets (to be in most farmers markets in SF you need to be certified as the primary producer of the food you sell, and since wild foraged food grows on its own, there is technically no producer), as well as amazed by the wealth of delicious food being made by serious practitioners in Bay Area home kitchens.
The first market was held in a private home in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, with 8 vendors, and about 200 attendees. Now at number three (at the time of this post) , It has grown to 47 vendors and over 1,200 people attending.
The SF Underground Market is an incubator. A place where budding businesses can get a leg up on their road to legitimacy.
Schedule for the Day:
11am to 4pm: Day market: “take-homeables”
4pm to 6pm: Intermission. The indoor market will be closed for the vendor changeover. We’ll have drinks and some hot food outside.
6pm to midnight: Night market: drinks, music, and hot food
Music by The Brothers Comatose from 8:30pm to 10pm, a really great Blue Grass band that recently played Hardy Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
How: Sign up for a free membership here + $2 admission: gets you in a raffle for 2 tickets to a Wild Kitchen dinner ($160 value)