Thursday Six: Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving!

The Mission Rock Farmers Market Pop-Up at the Yard

Start practicing crayon-outline hand-turkeys now, cause Thanksgiving is only two weeks from today. Whether you choose to stuff yourself silly on gourmet food or opt for Stove Top at your house at 6:00 followed by Stove Top at your friend's house at 8:00

And just put the fucking turkey in the oven!

[jump] CUESA Mission Rock Farmers Market Pop-Up at The Yard
I went to the first Mission Rock farmers market, and it was very impressive. Apart from the usual stands are heirloom produce and ready-to-eat morsels, CUESA also has smartly themed cooking demos and other edifying stuff. For the pre-Thanksgiving market on Nov. 22, Chef John Fink of the Whole Beast will be running a smoked turkey cooking demo, while Karen Diggs of Kraut Source will show you the ins and outs of lactofermented relish. If you want to hear a discussion on “Honoring Food Traditions and Establishing New Ones,” a number of local authors will be there, pen in hand.
CUESA Mission Rock Farmers Market Pop-Up at The Yard, Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thanksgiving Pies from The Ice Cream Bar
Pastry Chef Lori Rich of The Ice Cream Bar has pumpkin pies ($26.95) and pecan pies ($28.95) covered. You can pre-order through Sunday, Nov. 22 (although early orders, before next Monday, Nov. 16, get 10 percent off). Throw in some ice cream (such as special Thanksgiving flavors maple pecan, pumpkin pie, and a vegan cranberry orange sorbet) with your oder and you can get 10 percent off on pints and quarts with those pies. You will have to supply your own wedge caps and Deco accents, however.
The Ice Cream Bar, 815 Cole, 415-742-4932 or

Holiday Meals from Belcampo
The brilliant butchers are Belcampo are making Thanksgiving easier than usual with a turkey dinner for eight to 10 people (an 8-12-lb. smoked turkey breast served with traditional stuffing; cranberry sauce; gravy; a choice of collards, roasted root, or Brussels sprouts; and a choice of roasted plain potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes.) There are other options, too, including a smoked ham and a sirloin roast.
Belcampo Meat Co., 1998 Polk, 415-660-5573 or

Thanksgiving Via Luke's Local
If you really want to show off your connections to some of the Bay Area's most lauded small foodie businesses, consider Luke's Local (whose kitchen many of these entrepreneurs use). They’re accepting orders right through Wednesday, Nov. 25 (and they deliver to S.F., the East Bay, and the Peninsula) from their home base in the Dogpatch. You can get a BN Ranch turkey for eight to 10, Josey Baker bread, Bread SRSLY gluten-free rolls, Black Jet Bakery's apple crumb and pumpkin pies, Scratch Bakery's gluten-free salted caramel apple tart, and more.
Luke's Local, 1750 Cesar Chavez Street, 415-643-4510 or

Turkeys and More From Good Eggs
Discriminating diners who want to choose between free-range and pasture-raised turkeys can turn to Good Eggs, which will deliver a bird chilled and ready to brine. As they've done in the past, Good Eggs has partnered with Black Jet Bakery, Battery Bakery, Three Babes, Square Meals, Mariposa Bakery and others to round out the poultry with some tasty treats.

Bi-Rite Has a Lot of Thanksgiving Options
Via Instacart, Bi-Rite Market has a plethora of Thanksgiving options, from turkeys to complete dinner kits. Not only can you choose from any number of turkeys, but you can get things like a butternut squash and apple soup with fresh sage; a kale and winter squash salad with currants, pumpkin seeds, and a sage and maple vinaigrette; wile mushroom and zinfandel gravy; and cornbread. Bi-Rite Creamery has a pumpkin Bundt cake, apple pies, salted caramel ice cream, and more. The deadline is a day earlier (Tuesday, Nov. 24) so no dilly-dallying!
Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th St., and 550 Divisadero, 415-551-7900 or

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