Northern California Asparagus Festivals

March 20, CUESA Asparagus Festival
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco

The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) in San Francisco who’s mission is is to promote a sustainable
food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs is celebrating Asparagus next Saturday, March 20.  Here’s a list of the events:

10 am – 1 pm – The CUESA kitchen team will sell open-faced grilled asparagus sandwiches with fresh goat cheese on Acme bread for a $1 donation.  While you’re in the kitchen, visit the Asparagus Education Booth to learn all about how this early spring vegetable is grown.

11:00 am – Asparagus cooking demonstration
Peter Rudolph, Madera Restaurant at the Rosewood Sand Hill

11:45 am – Asparagus cooking demonstration
David Bazirgan, Chez Papa Resto

All programs take place in CUESA’s Dacor teaching kitchen, in front of the Ferry Building on the north side.

April 23 -25, The Stockton Asparagus Festival
Stockton, CA

The Stockton Asparagus Festival is celebrating it’s 25 year Anniversary this spring and you won’t want to miss it.  It was lauded by Sunset Magazine in March 2000, as ”#1 Best of the West Food Fest” and has upheld that status since then.  There will be music, kids entertainment, eating competitions, cooking demonstrations and much more. If you love asparagus and festivals you’ll definitely want to mark this on your calendar. You can find more information here.


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