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Harvest Festival at the Ferry Building

If you’re not into dogs, how about goats? There’s a petting zoo coming to the Ferry Building this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival.

The Ferry Building Marketplace celebrates its seventh annual Harvest Festival October 23rd – 25th, 2009, with a range of free events including Olive Oil Tasting, Live Music, and a Barnyard by the Bay. The Friday October 23th Organic Wine & Beer Tasting from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. benefits the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), one of the oldest and largest organic certifiers in the country. Throughout the weekend Marketplace merchants will be offering a delightful abundance of special fare, tastings and demonstrations. Specially scheduled events include:

Friday, October 23rd, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Organic Beer, Wine and Spirit Tasting California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), one of the oldest and largest organic certifiers in the country, will host an Organic Beer, Wine and Spirits Tasting in collaboration with the annual Harvest Festival at the Ferry Building Farmers Market in San Francisco. The event will take place Friday, October 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. Ferry Building food vendors will pair with visiting organic vintners, distilleries and breweries to offer sample snacks and accompaniments, many made with certified organic ingredients. Tickets are $25 at the door for 10 tastes. A silent auction will benefit CCOF’s nonprofit programs.

Saturday, October 24th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Harvest FestivalIn addition to the bountiful Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and the traditional Farmers Talk and Cooking Demo – there is a cornucopia of free family events, including: Apple Cider Pressing, and Heirloom Apple Tasting, Wool Spinning, and Butter Making demos. Inside the Marketplace, merchants will offer special seasonal tastings and products.

Sunday, October 25th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmers Market & Marketplace Autumnal OfferingsThe celebration of autumn will continue on Sunday in the Marketplace with live gypsy jazz music by Golden Gate Hot Club, face painting & the beloved Barnyard by the Bay Petting Zoo.

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