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Jul 27, 2007 05:58 AM

Where is Fatted Calf?

During a recent trip to SF, I made my way to the Ferry Bldg., intent on tracking down Cowgirl Creamery and Fatted Calf Charcuterie, among other vendors, both of which I'd heard had outposts there. I got to the food arcade and, sure enough, found Cowgirl but no Fatted Calf (nor, for that matter, any farm stands, which I also expected). I asked someone in one of the shops about FC and he drew a blank. Although my friends and I managed to cobble together a nice lunch from the various sources, I left the place dejected--not to mention having the lard-withdrawal shakes for the rest of the day-- thinking I must have misunderstood the info I'd collected. But then, alas, the NYT food section mentioned FC again two days ago, in the article on beef jerky, and they seemed to situate it in the same building. It appears that I blew it and missed the target altogether. For the sake of my next trip, where did I go wrong? Where is FC? Where are the farm stands?

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  1. Fatted Calf doesn't have a shop in the Ferry Building -- they have a stand at the farmers' market there on Saturdays. You'll find their stand on the south side of the Ferry Building, near Rose Pistola, one of the Ritual Coffee stands, and the Prather grill.

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    1. re: stonefruit

      Also at the Berkeley Farmer's Market on Saturdays, and opening a shop in Napa.
      Here is their site

      The Ferry Building has the "farm stands" on Tuesdays in addition to Saturdays, but not nearly as many stands and not as much prepared foods as on Saturdays.

      1. re: foodeye

        Fatted Calf did the Tuesday market for a while this spring, but I think it turned out not to be worthwhile for them.

    2. There is a common misunderstanding about the differences between the Ferry Building shops and the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market which takes place there. Sometimes people just say they went to the "Ferry Building" when they mean the farmer's market. Hopefully you can make it back there. Here are a couple of links for the two: