Bread & Butter: Farm Burger opens in San Anselmo

Bread & Butter: Farm Burger opens in San Anselmo By: Brooke Jackson IJ correspondent Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 – 4:36 p.m. The new Farm Burger restaurant in San Anselmo will serve only grass-fed beef and ingredients sourced from local farms. (COURTESY OF FARM BURGER) Burger fans will be happy to learn that Farm Burger in Redhill Shopping Center is slated to open Sept. 21. I caught up with Pic Walker, a partner in the San Anselmo branch of the mini chain, and he explained how excited the company is to have a presence in Marin County. Farm Burger is committed to using only grass fed-beef and sourcing all other ingredients from local farms. The beef will be from BN Ranch, the grass-fed operation run by Bill Niman, Feral Heart Farms in Pinole will supply some of the vegetables and chicken will be from Petaluma Poultry. Walker says they are still looking at other Marin farms for ingredients and that they like to support small operations that are just getting started. The menu will feature toppings and add-ons such as roasted garlic, caramelized onions, guacamole, bacon and all kinds of cheeses, so diners can customize their burgers. Salads, several kinds of fries, milkshakes, and beer, wine and cider round out the menu. Specials may include vegan and pork burgers and combo beef burgers with themed toppings. There will be an outdoor seating area with a 12-foot community table in addition to plenty of seating indoors. “We want to be a gathering place for friends and families and look forward to serving the students from Drake High School during their lunch break,” Walker says. Advertisement Farm Burger is at 882 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in the Redhill Shopping Center. Go to www.farmburger.netto find out more. It’s chili time The 37th annual chili cook-off is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Sausalito. The event, featuring a jumpy house and live music by Emily Bonn and the Vivants and Windy Hill, costs $10 and includes all the chili you can eat. Margaritas, beer and wine as well as hot dogs and hamburgers, will be available for purchase. Prizes from Heath Ceramics will be awarded to the chili makers for judge’s choice, people’s choice and most creative booth. The cook-off will be at Dunphy Park at Bridgeway and Napa Street in Sausalito. Contact Julie Myers for more information at 415-289-4152 or jmyers@ci.sausalito.ca.us. Rhum in Marin Over in San Quentin Village, Tristan Mermin has headquartered his eco-positive spirit company, Batiste Rhum Agricole, in the house where he grew up. The rum is crafted from sustainably farmed sugar cane at a distillery on the French Caribbean island of Marie Galante, then sent to California for final polishing in a Japanese vacuum still and then bottling. The result is a vibrant, smooth spirit with hints of lychee nut and tropical fruit that has garnered rave reviews from critics. Go to www.batisterhum.com to find out where to get a bottle. The Mayflower Pub in San Rafael is one outpost in Marin pouring it. Eat and help Tastes of cheeses will be paired with organic wines and delivered with theatrical flavor and historical footnotes at a fundraiser sponsored by the Fairfax Theatre Company and Fairfax Recreation from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18. The event is at the Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road in Fairfax and costs $30. Space is limited to register at www.fairfaxrec.com or call 415-456-5652. To find out more information go to www.fairfaxtheatrecompany.com or call Sisi M. Parry Hansen at 415-302-0659. Party for a cause A fundraiser for Ceres Community Project, of Marin, which delivers organic meals prepared by teens to people with serious health issues, is from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 27. The party will have David Nolen Swaim Owner Tam Realty Inc DRE-1070789 609 San Anselmo Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 415-710-5504 www.tamrealty.com

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