(San Francisco is on the last pages, and this is a work in progress. Eventually it will be nationwide, and I'll post the link elsethread.)
A fellow food blogger, Sam, of Becks & Posh, asked us if we could help her find out places that support local farms. (She's in San Francisco.) I was able to help a little, and then I thought, "What the hell. Ask the farmers."
The first one to answer was my friend, Joe Schirmer, of Dirty Girl Produce, who was kind enough to send me his entire list of restaurants who buy his lovely fruits and vegetables. I wrote up the list with as many links to restaurant websites as I could find.
I have edited this post, and will continue to edit it, as farmers send me their lists of chef customers.
Coastal California chefs supporting farms (at my blog): this is an ongoing project.
FARMS & GROWERS
Dirty Girl Produce
Two Small Farms
Everett Family Farm
Sunshine Organic (aka VB Farms)
Here is the beginning of the list for restaurants supporting local farms in the San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and parts north areas (an asterisk indicates mention by more than one farmer...two asterisks equals two farmers).
Americano (in the newly-opened Hotel Vitale at the Embarcadero)
**Boulette's Larder (Ferry Plaza building)
Frog Hollow Bakery (Ferry Plaza building)
Globe (no website)
Hayes Street Grill
Le Petit Robert
Liberty Cafe (no website)
Rose Pistola (no website)
Town's End (no website)
**Zuni (no website)
OAKLAND, BERKELEY, EAST BAY
Engfer Pizza Works
Gabriella Cafe (Santa Cruz)
Oswald (downtown Santa Cruz: no website)
Pearl Alley Bistro (Santa Cruz)
Ristorante Avanti (Mission Street, west side of Santa Cruz: no official website)
River Cafe (River Street, one block from Highway One, Santa Cruz)
Sestri (Santa Cruz)
Soif Wine Bar (Santa Cruz)
Theo's Restaurant (Soquel)
SILICON VALLEY/LOS GATOS
Manresa (Los Gatos)
Piatti Santa Clara
Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop & Restaurant in Point Reyes Station
Pizzeria Picco in Larkspur
NAPA AND SONOMA
MONTEREY, CARMEL, PACIFIC GROVE
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I've got queries out to some other farmers. I'll edit this list as I go.
Edited by tanabutler, 20 November 2006 - 10:41 PM.