Top Chefs Showcase Edible Gardening at San Francisco Flower & Garden Show


The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show will take place from March 21-25 and will feature top celebrity chefs that will showcase edible gardening tips and garden-to-table cooking demonstrations.

The Show integrates all aspects of green living focused around gardens, food and wine. The one-of-a-kind garden festival is in its 27th year and is bringing a greener approach to its popular series. This year the annual festival will feature numerous cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs like Annie Somerville, Brandon Jew, Martin Yan, James Ormsby, Connie Green, Greg Dunmore, Melanie Eiseman and David Budworth. The chefs will be showcasing edible gardening tips and techniques including raising chickens and using vegetables.

Executive Producer Weston Cook said, “The Flower & Garden Show has grown into a celebration of the California lifestyle and how we connect to our landscape and environment. Because food has become so much a part of our identity, many garden designers are offering kitchen-garden ideas.

Also at the Flower & Garden Show will be seminars led by experts, twenty full-sized garden installations from local Bay Area designers and twelve small-space gardens.

“A major theme this year is going to be small-space gardens,” said Cook. “Many of the ideas seen here should appeal not only to gardeners, but to anyone interested in sustainable practices.”

Attendees at the event include more than 200 vendors selling gardening tools, plans, seeds and gift items.

The event will be held at the San Mateo Event Center (1246 Saratoga Drive in San Mateo). From Wednesday – Saturday the show will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $16 online or at the door for a single day for $20.

Multi-day passes can be purchased for $25, a half-day pass is available for $15 and children aged 16 and under are admitted for free.

Source: Market Watch

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