Events Nearby
May 12 | Occidental, CA | West Sonoma Winemakers
May 20 | Tomales, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | Stemple Creek Ranch
June 20 | Petaluma, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) | McEvoy Ranch
June 22 | Napa, CA | Liana Estates
November 4 | Jenner, CA (Sonoma County) | Markegard Family Grass-Fed, Jenner
November 11 | San Francisco Bay Area, CA | Traditional Year-End Foraging Feast

Markegard Family Grass-Fed
Sunday, May 13 @ 4pm


Host Farmers: Doniga & Erik Markegard, Markegard Family Grass-Fed, Half Moon Bay, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Guest Chef: Jonnatan Leiva, Comedor, San Francisco


Sometimes at a drop-dead gorgeous site, with our long table set just so to take in the spectacular scenery, everyone is deep in conversation and not paying much attention to what’s around them. Maybe we really didn’t need to schlep all those tables and chairs to the top of the hill to take advantage of a flawless day with a view of the Pacific that goes on forever. Then at some point, folks stop mid-conversation and say, “OMG, look at that view!" So maybe it is worth it. Another thing worth seeing are the Markegards’ banded Galloway cattle -- four-legged Oreo cookies chomping contentedly on lush green grass. This heritage breed hails from southern Scotland’s upland pastures and windswept moorlands -- something like the Pescadero pastures. Chef Jonnatan of Comedor has joined us a few times -- on the beach, in the mountains, and now on the ranch. Jonnatan tends to smile and laugh a lot. He has cooked in New York City and the Napa Valley, and is now back home in San Francisco, where he likes cooking outdoors.

* Photo Credit: Ilana Freddye