SPUR Walking Tour: Mission and SOMA manufacturing tour

"Behind unmarked alley doors lie some of San Francisco’s richest artisan
manufacturing resources. Join us for a tour led by Kate Sofis of
SFMade.org, as we smell the aroma of an artisan coffee roaster, visit a
skilled team of sewers and peek into a silversmithing operation more
than 100 years old."

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SPUR Walking Tour: Dogpatch manufacturing tour

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"The Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco played a crucial role in the city’s industrial and shipbuilding past. But did you know that the Dogpatch is also home to many of San Francisco’s current (and future) artisan manufacturers? Join us for a walking tour led by Kate Sofis of SFMade.org, as we explore local companies making […]

Supporting San Francisco’s hand-made economy

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From SPUR: Some of San Francisco’s most beloved small businesses are artisan manufacturers. Yet some city policies make it more difficult for these small businesses to stay in San Francisco. What should we be doing to encourage artisan manufacturing inside the city limits? Come hear insights on this topic from Kate Sofis of SFMade, Christina Olagueof the […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Artisan manufacturing in San Francisco

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"A new set of nimble, next-generation manufacturers who compete on design, high quality and small batch production has emerged in San Francisco in the last decade. Do these “artisan” manufacturers represent the future of a viable manufacturing sector for San Francisco? Join Rickshaw Bags founder Mark Dwight, development advisor Michael Yarne from the Mayor’s Office […]

Artisans and the economy

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From SPUR: To celebrate the first annual “Made in San Francisco Week,” join us for an exploration of the role artisan manufacturing plays in San Francisco’s local economy and as a path to self-sufficiency for craftspeople. We will visit Tech Shop, a newly opened membership-based workshop offering access to tools, equipment and instruction; Bonton, one […]

Bike to Make Ride

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From SFBC: Join SFMade and the SF Bicycle Coalition for a visit to three of San Francisco’s neighborhoods that still are home to many of our City’s finest local manufacturers – South of Market, the Northeast Mission, and the Dogpatch. The tour will start in SOMA at Tech Shop – SFMade’s headquarters and a fascinating […]

Eat Real Bike Tour

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From EBBC: Join our tour for two-wheeled foodies! Begin and end at the Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square. We’ll peddle along Oakland’s waterfront and meet local culinary artisans, learn their specialties and taste their creations. Join us as we meet local purveyors of sustainable chocolate, tea, beer, and wine. Karen Hester, who appreciates […]