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Driver’s First Annual Harvest Festival

Our First Annual Harvest Festival in October was a celebration of Bay Area makers and farmers — and our community. The day featured local vendors serving food, a pie baking contest, pumpkin decorating, and a riveting game of Bucha Pong (think beer pong but with Kombucha!)

Thank you to the vendors that helped make the day a success:  San Korean Kitchen, Marin Kombucha, Llano Seco beans, Half Pint Ciders, SolidariteaRegrained,  Symbol GranolaINNA ShrubMelissa’s Raw PaleoYes CacaoBump City Cookies, Mama’s CookiesAlive & RadiantLover’s Lane HoneyBread SRSLYKettle KrakkersMama TongDesta Epicures Guild, Bold Bean Dips, Baia Pasta, and Patagonia Provisions.

Congratulations to the community members who entered the Pie Baking Contest. Thanksgiving arrived early!

Our panel of pie contest judges included Graham Driver, Jonathan Alexander, Lauren Miller, special guest judges Tanya Henry of the Pacific Sun​ and Leanne Battelle of the Marin Independent Journal​.

Here is a gallery of the beautiful and delicious pies that were submitted.

First Place Pie: Leah Rosenthal's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. Congrats, Leah!

First Place Pie: Leah Rosenthal’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. Congrats, Leah!

Pumpkin Pie by XLC Jolorande. A classic!

Pumpkin Pie by XLC Jolorande. A classic!

Ann Matranga's spectacular Apple Tart.

Ann Matranga’s spectacular Apple Tart.

Melissa Modney's delightful Meyer Lemon Meringue pie.

Melissa Modney’s delightful Meyer Lemon Meringue pie.

Apple Pie by Tim McEnery. Delicious!

Apple Pie by Tim McEnery. Delicious!

Pecan Pie by Markana Jordan. A beauty.

Pecan Pie by Markana Jordan. A beauty.

Chocolate Bourbon Pie. Outstanding!

Chocolate Bourbon Pie. Outstanding!

CJ Spady's delicious Apple Pie.

CJ Spady’s delicious Apple Pie.

Apple Pie with streusel topping by Anton and Elsie Hottner. Excellent!

Apple Pie with streusel topping by Anton and Elsie Hottner. Excellent!

Tula Biederman's Apricot Pie -- a family recipe!

Tula Biederman’s Apricot Pie — a family recipe!

Peter and Francis Streitmann's stunning cheese pie.

Peter and Francis Streitmann’s stunning cheese pie.

Jennifer Kehoe's Pecan Pie with gorgeous leaf cut crust.

Jennifer Kehoe’s Pecan Pie with gorgeous leaf cut crust.

Elegant Chai Pumpkin Pie by Trey Jalbert.

Elegant Chai Pumpkin Pie by Trey Jalbert.