Beneath the Surface: brunch and lecture series

Farm-to-Fork presents the launch of our brunch and lecture series, Beneath the Surface. Our goal is to facilitate a memorable brunch experience -- one that builds community, provides education around the food we consume, and empowers us to be better consumers.

Enjoy an open mimosa bar, live music and a delicious family-style brunch from Farm to Fork and Fine & Rare.

Our theme for this year speaks to our desire to unearth and uncover the corners of our food world that, for most of us, remain hidden. While this focus is thematic, it is also literal. We’ll explore what lies beneath the surface of the land and sea that keeps us humans well-fed or, in some cases, at-risk.

Beneath the Surface (Sea)

February 25, 2017, 11am - 1:30pm

Kenny Belov started his career in food as a chef. When he grew dissatisfied with a lack of transparency with his suppliers, he started Two X Sea in 2009, a sustainable seasfood company supplying the Bay Area's premiere restaurants.

Food & Water Watch is a DC-based, international nonprofit championing healthy food and clean water for all. They are advocates for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects the future of our environment.

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Beneath the Surface (Land)

March 5, 2017, 11am - 1:30pm

Kristyn Leach is a first-generation Korean-American farmer. Her interest in agriculture began at the age of 19, and since then, she has continued to broaden her experience and knowledge as a farmer. Four years ago - drawn by a shared ideas about food and their respective Korean heritage - she began working with Namu Gaji Restauraunt in San Francisco. Kristyn is particularly interested in Asian vegetable varieties along with 100-year-old Asian seed-breeder, Kitazawa Seed Company. Join us as we go beneath the surface with Kristyn Leach of Namu Farm.

Real Food Real Stories connects eaters with local food change-makers and uses authentic storytelling to humanize the food system and inspire positive cultural and social change.

Kitazawa Seed Company is the oldest seed company in America specializing in Asian vegetable seeds.

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Thanks to all of our guests, the chefs, ranchers, volunteers, brewers, cider makers, wine makers, musicians, and everyone else who made our Oct. 30, 2016 event an awesome experience! Check back soon for photos and videos, plus info on our next event...