Uncommon Brewers will be in the house showcasing their unique and often hard to find beers. Welcome the newest member of the Santa Cruz County craft brewing community, Scotts Valley’s Steel Bonnet Brewing Co., with their small batches of artisan quality craft beer in a range of styles. Also joining the line-up is Highway 1 Brewing Co. from nearby Pescadero! There will be a selection of food pairings to up the ante from Tabitha Stroup chef & owner of Friend in Cheeses Jam Co. Come savor farmstead cheeses, homemade jams, meats from El Salchichero & other culinary delights that pair well with craft beer!
The Art of Food: Taste. Appreciate. Savor
Come and sample some of summer's best crops from their farm and local food artisans on First Friday, August 1, from 5:30pm to 8pm at Homeless Garden Project's Downtown store.
Savor treats from local food artisans La Vie, Friend in Cheeses Jam Company, Blossom's Best, Farmhouse Culture, Lovebird Chocolates and local cookbook author Elizabeth Borelli.
Enjoy live music by local musicians Rick Zeek and Rahn Wilson.
Demonstration by fruit and vegetable carving artist Petcharee Tamawong
Getting on the Shelf: A Conversation About
The Retail Process
Bay Area niche food producers want to get into national, regional, and hyper-local stores, but the question is HOW?
We’re bringing together buyers and a number of producers (Friend in Cheeses Jam Co) for a deep dive into this process. Join us for an evening of stories and advice from food makers and their retail partners. Novices, experts, foodies and others welcome. Food samples will be provided.