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FSHN SPOTLIGHT – PERFECT SEAL – THE NAMM SHOW

Many of us, you and I alike probably take our ears for granted. We listen to music on full blast, watch loud sports games and concerts, some of us work jobs where loud machinery is everywhere and of course, there is those that are in the music game that constantly fills their eardrums with high decibels. But what most don’t know is that we are all putting ourselves at risk of some hearing loss and a lot of times we find out too late. The good news is there are companies out there that work day and night engineering products to help people save their ears, to help musicians have a longer career span and be able to hear themselves better on stage and to help those with hearing impairments and elderly have a better quality of life.

One such company is Perfect Seal, founded in 1999 by musician Mike Martinez.

The journey all started at a young age for Mike as he worked for a company whose office was in a small dental lab and was said to be the 2nd CIEM (custom in-ear monitor) company ever, the first being Future Sonics. The lab-made monitors for companies like Sensaphonics and Fireside producing quality dynamic driver CIEM’s. Mike was really passionate about CIEMs, which kept him motivated, and he started playing around with different types of hybrid designs. Unfortunately, none of the hybrids was ever released and the company he worked for went out of business in 1997 due to bad management.

In 1999 at age 22 and undeterred, Mike set out to start his own lab and Perfect Seal was born. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Perfect Seal has become a leader in hearing products, CIEM’s and more, supplying customers and businesses with groundbreaking ear-mold devices that continue to evolve. Whether it’s aiding in the improvement of your hearing, supplying music lovers with portable tunes, or assisting in shutting out unwanted sounds, Perfect Seal’s custom-fit ear-molds are comfortable, unobtrusive and stylish. For 20+ years Mike Martinez and Perfect Seal have prided themselves on his original vision to help customers not only save their ears and improve hearing but also improve their overall lifestyles. They have been at the forefront of innovative ear-mold technology by providing the highest in the quality craftsmanship of CIEM’s, Earbuds, hearing aids as well as direct quality customer service and more. The future seems bright for Mike and Perfect Seal as more and more people worldwide are waking up to the fact that their ears are priceless, hearing loss is permanent and preventive and supportive hearing products are the key to keeping your ears healthy for years to come. 

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Perfect Seal’s inspiring founder and President Mike Martinez at the Namm Show and talk about his products, what makes his In-Ears and buds so unique and how he’s saving ears worldwide…

Sason Bishope Parry: How is life treating you, you grew up in Kansas?
Mike Martinez: Life can be crazy at times but I would say overall
everything seems to work out for the best. There will always be ups and downs, it’s all about taking it all in and continuing to move forward. My dad was a career marine so we moved every 3-4 years growing up. I was born in Kansas but moved at the age of 6, pretty much grew up in the south then I moved back to Kansas after high school at the age of 18.

SBP: Tell us a little about yourself and your company Perfect Seal?
MM: I have two grown daughters and a 10 month-old boy. I’m a very detail
oriented, hands-on kind of guy. Growing up I always knew I would end up being a fighter pilot or starting a business. I did end up getting a private pilot license sometime after starting Perfect Seal Laboratories. Perfect Seal was officially opened in November of 1999 I was 22 at the time. Though we were making musician products at the time it was special the hearing aid ear-moulds we were making that really gained a lot of attention and made the business really “take off” (no pun intended). We have been making monitors longer than most other companies but they were only sold wholesale to audiologists, in hindsight, that was a huge mistake and kept our name out of the mainstream. About 4-5 years ago we changed that and started dealing direct to right that mistake and up to our brand awareness.


SBP: How did you get into the business of protecting ears and
professional monitors?
MM: I used to work in dental labs then took a job at an ear-mould lab since it was somewhat similar. The company I worked for just happened to be one of the only companies in the world making custom in-ear monitors at that time, so that really caught my interest and I just had to get involved in the monitor production. It’s just something about making in-ear monitors that really hooked me and I love it. Unfortunately, this company ended up closing due to management issues so I saw the opportunity to start a new company from the ground up, the rest is history as they say.

SBP: Are you also a musician or just a music fan?
MM: I am a musician and I’m sure that has a lot to do with my passion for building monitors and hearing protection. I play Bass, guitar and even dabble in recording my own stuff.

SBP: Who uses Perfect Seal products and who are your best customers?
MM: We have a wide range of people who use our products, from people with normal hearing who want to protect it to people with profound hearing loss. We do communications moulds for newscasters, surveillance, race car drivers, shooters, audiophiles, etc.. The funny thing is, there are a lot of people who use our products that don’t even know it. As for who are our best customers, all our customers are great. Whether it’s for hearing protection, earphones, hearing aids, we put everything into making them the best out there and I think people realize that.

SBP: Hearing loss, especially for musicians, is a big deal, how does Perfect Seal help musicians and regular people protect their ears?
MM: We are all guilty of not properly protecting our hearing when we should, whether we realize it or not. So the first step is to try to make people more aware. Musicians should at least wear musician earplugs, using in-ear monitors are great at reducing stage noise but we advise people that care has to be taken and avoid throwing everything into the mix and turning it all up. For the general population, awareness is key, mowing lawns using power equipment, wind noise on motorcycles, there are just so many things we do or positions we put ourselves in that warrant using some kind of hearing protection. We make several different types of earplugs and even offer noise isolating earphones (what we call Sportbuds) for
protecting hearing while listening to music.

SBP: What does a typical day at Perfect Seal look like?
MM: Every morning we pick up new orders from UPS and the Post Office. From there we begin processing, some are made by hand which requires adding wax in certain areas to create the perfect seal, others are made digitally by scanning the impressions and modelling them on a computer before 3D printing. Its work but its also fun, we take our work seriously but the atmosphere is relaxed and playful which is a major plus. The majority of the day is either spent on grinders or soldering tiny wires and electronics. At the end of the day, we find ourselves packaging up the finished products and sending them through the mail or UPS.

SBP: What inspires you most and what would you consider to be the most
rewarding part of your job?
MM: I love it when people are happy. We get praise all the time, it never gets old, it does wonders on keeping the creativity flowing and making us strive to provide the best looking, best fitting products available. One of the most rewarding parts of the job is actually helping people, especially in situations where other companies were not able to help them because of the size or shape of their ears. That’s
when you know you got the “secret sauce”!


SBP: You have multiple products, which do you think is the most unique? Which is the most popular?
MM: Of our in-ear monitors, the Fusion 11 would have to be the most unique. It is a hybrid unit, meaning it has a dynamic driver and a
balanced armature driver combined in one unit. More companies now offer hybrid units but the Fusion 11 was the first and is the only one made in a silicone material. It has been a very good unit for us. It’s kind of difficult to say which is the most popular but it would be either the PS3xb or the PS4. The PS3xb is excellent in the price to performance range, the PS4 is a touch more expensive but adds extra bass slam through a dedicated subwoofer.

SBP:  How do you see Perfect Seal or your products evolving?
MM: We have been 3D printing since 2007, I’m sure that’s longer than any other CIEM manufacturer. It has taken a while and still progressing but the materials are getting much better and more colours are being added. I see a higher number of units being 3D printed. I also see us making universal units for those who do not need or want a custom fit mold. Though I prefer custom, I can see how universals can be of benefit to some. We are also always playing with new technologies and gauging whether or not they make any real-world difference in our products. Though our product is pretty solid as is, its never a bad idea to keep at it and see what, if anything, can be improved.

SBP: If you could only sell one Perfect Seal product what would it be and why?
MM: I’m not sure if that is a fair question, we have so many products for so many different people and applications but I’ll take a stab at it anyway. I think I would have to go with our in-ear monitor called the Deca. It is a 10 driver (10 speakers) per ear unit that has such a natural sound to it.  It could be used on stage or just listening to music. Since it is custom fit, you could even use it for hearing protection (which I do). Another good reason to choose it in this hypothetical question would be the fact that it has 10 drivers, it would offer up more of a challenge to fit it in smaller ears than a lesser driver count would. What can I say, I love working on challenging fits.

SBP: Is Perfect Seal available Worldwide?
MM: Yes, we will ship anywhere that the post can be delivered.


SBP: What is your ultimate dream?
MM: I would say the ultimate dream is to keep the dream alive! My youngest daughter, Jayden, is a part of our team and knows the product line very well. She accompanies me on shows and has proven knowledgeable in product design. It would be a blessing to still be around when my baby boy is ready to start working. Perfect Seal is a great place to work and it has been a dream come true to still be around in our 21st year!

For more info on Perfect Seal go to: www.perfect-seal.com

Komuello for comfort and growth of baby’s feet

 South Korean-based brand making its way to the U.S. that’s keeping “little piggies” safe and comfortable while saving parents the hassle of searching for missing shoewear. Komuello creates the first fusion of baby footwear combining socks with a supportive rubber sole. Taking their novel product one step further. These shoes are made with eco-friendly TPE rubber, the type of material used in teething products. 

  • Stay-on design: The cotton top wraps around the foot just like a sock and stays just as secured until they’re ready to come off.
  • Slip-resistant bottoms: The “sock” top transforms into a rubber sole that’s safe for indoor and outdoor activity.
  • Breathable: Each rubber sole contains tiny holes for air circulation.
  • Eco-friendly: Made with BPA-free, recyclable TPE rubber, they’re light-weight and safe for baby
  • Washable: Hand wash or machine wash (using laundry bag) to come clean.

Eliminating lost socks and shoes, Komuello keeps tiny feet covered in comfort. Meet the most innovative-designed baby footwear that combines a sock and a shoe-in an easy pull-off and pull-on design. 

All the above is practical for daily use but the most important aspect of this design is nonrestrictive size and softness of fabric to allow baby feet grow in their shape as intended by God not shoe shape.

Summer skin in the water

We often wonder how can we play in the water all day without getting a sunburn. This is a very good question that we look into by including today available options to us. Let’s look at how SPF products are built to function.

Most Are designed to block the skin from outside literally. Using a special lens camera, it looks like tar on the face. Ok so no sun, air can now interact with the skin. The applied SPF stays layered on top of the skin not absorbed but interacting with skin chemistry sending signals of disconnect between you and natural light the body depends on for vitamin D and other from light converted nutrients. This is not a natural way to be with the environment. We were designed by God to breathe through our skin to receive minerals and vitamins from air and light.

What a beautiful way it is to know and feel what is happening inside of us and on the surface.

The knowledge comes from knowing seasonal and circadian cycles that take place behind the scenes to make us healthy wealthy and abundant in every way.

Summer end is the time when we have allowed so much solar energy into our inside of the body through a totally open skin surface. The purpose is to send vitamins, minerals and all that sun, air and water offer deep into our bones to feed bone marrow for the healthy production of T-cells that will become whatever body needs them to be. Solar power strengthens our bone density preventing Rickets disease in adults and children as well osteoporosis. Yes, the sun is our strength, not the enemy as we were made to believe. This is of course in addition to speeding up our metabolism –  brake down of sugars-and elevation of positive mood. Sun helps to balance hormones and to restore fertility in most.

If you want to know more as to how to interact with the sunlight for all the benefits it offers,  please read Be Fabulous at Any Age book and use Replete skincare based on your skin needs each season and by day and night.

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NATIONS BIGGEST PLANT BASED FESTIVAL TAKES OFF…

MIAMI’S SEED FOOD & WINE WEEK ANNOUNCES DATES & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tickets are on sale now for the 6th Annual SEED Food & Wine Week taking place Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Miami. The country’s premier plant-based food and wine festival continues to celebrate delicious plant-based foods, as well as fine wine, craft beer and spirits, lifestyle products and companies. With the philosophy Eat, Drink, Grow SEED’s mission is to educate and inspire consumers about overall wellness; conscious living; and to showcase simple ways to live a more sustainable, plant-based lifestyle. SEED brings together some of the nation’s most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors to deliver a fun, informative, and delicious week of food, cocktails, film, parties, workshops, networking, and events.

Signature events include the nation’s first and only Plant-Based Burger Battle; exclusive dinners with celebrity chefs; the Festival Day Tasting Village – a large-scale grand tasting featuring food, wine, juice, music, gifts, organic body care, and clothing; and SEED Summit – presenting a bevy of chefs, authors, bloggers and media personalities for clean living seminars and demonstrations.

Events featuring local, regional and national chefs, restaurants, exhibitors, and notable presenters over the course of four exciting days include:

 

Plant Based Pitch Off

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4PM-7PM

Presented by South Florida Beverage Association & Venture Café

FREE EVENT 

Location: 1951 NW 7th Avenue, 1st Floor, Miami

This event is dedicated to early-stage and emerging startups that are developing innovative solutions for disrupting the food, beverage and agriculture industry locally, regionally and nationally. Twenty start-ups will pitch in front of an esteemed panel along with a room of the most prominent venture capitalists, angel investors, incubators and accelerators from around the country. Over $10,000 in perks and prize money will be up for grabs.

5th ANNUAL PLANT-BASED BURGER BATTLE™

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$70 General Admission; $100 VIP Admission (one hour earlier than the General Public 6PM)

Location: MAPS, 342 NW 24th Street, Miami

This hugely popular annual event features an array of delectable burgers created by chefs and restaurants from across the country. Wash down the deliciousness with paired craft brews and kombucha.

SEED SUMMIT

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 8:30AM-4PM

Presented by VegNews 

$50 Admission

Location: Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th Street, Miami

Meet, connect and grow on this full day of workshops, panels and delicious food, drink and wellness experiences. Includes an organic plant-based breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by: Veg News, Sacred Space and Follow Your Heart.


Taco Tailgate Party

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$70 General Admission

Location: TBA

Everything a great tailgate party is made of: the best tacos creations from coast to coast, spirits flowing and music pumping. Get ready for a new tradition, this Taco Tailgate will be fire!

ROOTS: A FARM TO TABLE DINNER

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$150 Admission

Location: TBA

Talented chefs will create an unforgettable culinary experience starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings.


SEED FESTIVAL DAY TASTING VILLAGE

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11AM-5PM

$65 Advance General Admission; $95 Advance VIP Admission (includes VIP room access, with a celebrity mixologist bar, celebrity chef bites, and lounge seating)

Location: Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd Street, Miami

A full day of incredible food, drinks, speakers, demos, shopping, music, and more at the nation’s ultimate event dedicated to celebrating the best in plant-based health, wellness and conscious, sustainable living. There’s something for everyone—from sipping brews at the CRAFT BEER GARDEN to learning new kitchen skills and recipes at the CULINARY STAGE and presentations by influencers, authors and wellness experts on the SUMMIT STAGE. Local crafts, cruelty-free fashion, delicious plant-based treats are available from over 150 restaurants, bakeries, brands, wines, spirits and juices.

GROWN: THE DINNER CELEBRATING MODERN PLANT BASED LIVING

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

$150 Admission

Location: TBA

Talented chefs, partner with farmers to celebrate the farm to table culture starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings.

Blissful Brunch

Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 11AM-2PM

$50 Admission

Location: Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th Street, Miami

Sunday brunch mindfully curated by some of the best chefs in South Florida from ‘omelette’ stations and Bloody Mary bars to sun-soaked sounds. Sunday never felt so good. Sponsored by: The Sacred Space

More events will be added—to purchase tickets and more information, visit: www.seedfoodandwine.com.

About Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, SEED Co-Founders:


Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, the co-founders of Seed Food & Wine Week, are partners in life and business. Alison has produced destination weekends and events in Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Puerto Rico since 1998, attracting over 30,000 people annually. Michelle is a longtime entrepreneur and philanthropist. A year after Alison and Michelle met, Alison was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. She was confined to a wheelchair from 2011 to 2012, then underwent knee replacement surgery, followed by six months of physical rehabilitation – all in order to be able to walk again. Michelle already lived a plant-based lifestyle, but the experience made both women delve further into a more conscious, healthy way of life Alison began consuming more fruits and vegetables, until adopting the plant-based diet she eats today. The changes she made allowed Alison to wean herself from medication, lose more weight than she ever had, feel more energetic and bring her inflammation levels down to remission level. Realizing the drastic and positive results of Alison’s lifestyle changes, Gaber and Burgos saw the opportunity to teach others how to eat their way to better health. Highly aware of the burgeoning food scene in Miami and inspired to create an inclusive event aimed at everyone, and not just vegans, Gaber and Burgos felt the moment was right to organize the first-of-it-kind plant-based food and wine festival to enlighten, educate and celebrate.

Biohack update

During beautiful and chilly weekend in Beverly Hills the Biohacking conference too living to the next level.

All experts of many field agreed that sleep is the number one priority after breathing. The suggestion of using blue light blocking glasses was the ” do not disturb my sleep idea”- yet none had the answers how to create deep sleep in all of us.

There is a place were the natural secrets of our connection to the natural clock are revealed but I will first show you the top choices I want to share with you https://photos.app.goo.gl/SKm96eKHA5tgTLqN7

of having good posture to prevent pain from misalignment and beds that offer the perfect place to get ultimate sleep benefits. I have used the Aline inserts and after two weeks my body returned to perfect alignment that MD told me it would never happen- well it did. My Chiropractor recorded changes every three days at first it was uncomfortable to loosen up the old way now I feel like a teenager running up the hills with my dogs and horse.

I apply the wisdom of circadian rhythm from the book Be Fabulous at Any age to have my brain program what is needed and my sleep has been restorative and healing for years, but having an alaigned body in superb bed takes repairs and sleep to another level of rejuvenation, good skin and sharp brain all day.

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When you are ready to take steps needed during the day to have your brain programming rejuvenating deep sleep for repairs and detox during your sleep go to :

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After all quality of life comes from knowing the shortcuts to getting results you wish for when you set your intentions and goals.

I wish you all to achieve your success with least amount of effort and detours in life.

Give your eyes rest while reading from a computer screen

Pixel Eyewear provides breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. Lenses also contain nanotechnology that reduces smudges and repel water and dust. For comfort, each lens has an anti-reflective coating, eliminating computer glare and reducing the stress on your eyes.
Our eyes are not designed to be exposed to blue light emitted by computer screens, phones, and television constantly. Symptoms of overexposure include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches. Blue light can impair your sleep cycle as well as disrupting the circadian rhythm that prevents us from falling and staying asleep.
Pixel will have you looking and seeing great in their unisex-designed frames with lenses that come in prescription and non-prescription strengths. Enjoy clear vision with less eye strain while binge-watching your favourite shows on any device and promote better sleep this year with Pixel eyewear!

The benefits of this eyewear is countless, given it preserves circadian cycles of our brain programing to perform as needed without disruption. Our health depends on nightly repairs and detoxification that brain programs during the afternoon and evening from the quality of light. The study links MS, Parkinsons and Alzheimers to disruption of circadian cycles, so making sure that we do not stand in the way of our bodies natural functions is paramount to our health. We have used pixel glasses in our office into late night working at computer screen and we were able to go to sleep without delay. That is priceless!

Please note that you can order lenses to your prescription for reading or driving and have benefits of pixel iBio approach to life.

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California Fires are they lessons from nature?

Written by Elisabeth Thieriot

 

Many of us may recognize this image of terrifying clouds over Malibu in California posted on FB and circulated among millions of followers.  So many homes with content have been lost. So many dreams shattered. So many memorabilia destroyed leaving nothing to speak of our past or collections we so lovingly created over a lifetime.  So many lives have been taken and bodies burned to leave a permanent reminder that nature is powerful and prevails.

 

California Fires

California FiresThis year California fires started earlier than usual, but we know to expect them. It is only a matter of time when and where they show up, followed by heavy rain to wash all the debris left behind.

Yet, every year we are surprised by the rain, and every time we have chosen to rebuild homes made of wood structure- food for the fire, and we lose that house again.  Have we learned nothing from every year occurrence, or human nature resists change?

What if we could change things for the better by accepting what reoccurs and prepare for it not just by provisions but by building homes that do not feed the fire.  Maybe instead of harsh treatments of burns, we will carry Replete Intense Recovery oil in our pocket to sooth and subside the burns as they happen, when helping our friends putting out fires of homes that were made of wood hopefully for the last time.

Maybe it is time to change how we live and what we expect from nature.

Maybe we need to look for solutions that nature has for us if we look and pay attention. The good example is that not cutting trees down will create more moisture in the air keeping environment less likely to burn.  If we will cut more trees to replace burned homes now we will propel more fires to come our way because the air will be dry and the ground ready to burn.

The lumber industry has raised wood prices over 130% to benefit from fires that created demand for wood to rebuild homes, but will we benefit building wooden homes as much as they do?

Now we have more options.  Some are partially fire proof some are fireproof.  Structures that contain wooden eves leading to the roof will bring the fire under the roof and collapse it into space between fireproof walls.  Not too many builders will explain this when offering options.  As of last year, the Team of Green Gate developers realized this fault in fireproof construction and designed the first in the world concrete and steel roof entirely free of wood, making this home a true safe “FOREVER HOME”  to live in and own.

By respecting and understanding the nature, they were able to work with the natural progression of events and how elements of the wind, wood, and fire, propel one another.

When taking into the account all of the interaction of the natural elements that create and grow the fire, we can backtrack to different conditions to see available options for the desired outcome.  It is similar to taking another route on our driving app due to traffic and still arrive at the destination.

That is so cool to have options.

Some people do not want to take another route and sit in the traffic out of habit going certain way for the year to the same destination, before realizing it was silly not to go another way. Then they arrive and complain about traffic,  something they had the power to change but chose not to, they could have instead arrived joyfully and stress-free. It is similar to what we witness when homeowner rebuilds their home with wood after several fires in the same location.

At some point, we need to take a look at why we keep having the same problems. The fires will come back year after year, we must accept that, but the damage and size of the damage we can control to some degree one home at a time.

Just like not being able to stop the earthquake we now have a choice to retrofit our homes our build one that survives 10 Richter scale shake.  We are now able to use natural resources with material available to build with and use our intelligence and common sense to build safe homes for us and our environment.  All we need to do is let go of old beliefs and habits and adopt natures lessons into our practical choices to live by.

Another good example of beliefs that do not serve us anymore since we have new options is in the treatment of burns in the old fashion way.  It leaves behind permanent scars and missing pigment.  Yet this scars are no longer needed but continue to result from an ongoing long treatment of the painful scraping of the skin layers as a standard treatment for burns.

Nature has a secreted formula that not only relieves the pain almost on contact but restores the pigment and skin to its smooth state as before effortlessly in less time than traditional treatment.  But hospitals will not look at this in fear of change and lawsuits because they cannot believe that nature has its way to fix thing fast as the fast way to destroy it.  So, for now, the patients pay the price with consequences of scars in some instances limiting mobility, prolonged pain, and missing pigment.

Why can’t we as individuals make our own logical and practical and proactive choice?  But of course, we can as soon we get rid of the doubt.

The time has come for us to look into the future and decide what experience we are willing to repeat. To help you with this decision I am listing both websites to acquire needed knowledge before making a decision on a material to build your new home with or restore your skin from kitchen burns, sunburns or fires.  I wish that every firefighter had one bottle in his pocket to use or share with people and animals during his brave fight with flames.

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www.repleteskincare.com

 

Greens Restaurant Will Reopen For All Services October 15 Following Kitchen Fire

 

Celebrated Bay Area institution, Greens, prepares to reopen its black walnut doors October 15, following a kitchen hood fire that kept the landmark restaurant closed approximately four months. The fire happened just before dinner service on June 20. The Greens team has been busy with a resilient focus and dedication to restoring the main dining room back to its original craftsmanship while also repairing the kitchen. The restaurant has opened up reservations for October 15 onward. The team is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support and goodwill from local contractors, community members, and neighbors.


At the helm of the Greens kitchen since 1985, Executive Chef Annie Somerville (published author of Fields of Greens and Everyday Greens) has led a career of service, nurturing a community of diners, purveyors and employees. As the restaurant embarks on its 40-year anniversary in 2019 and commitment to celebrating vegetables, the Greens team is also preparing for the semi-retirement of their beloved chef. Somerville will continue to oversee the culinary vision and has insisted on keeping her regular shopping schedule at The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The values Somerville instilled — gratitude, humility, and being of service — will continue guiding the daily workings of the staff.

When asked about the success of Greens, Somerville comments, “I really believe our stability is about goodwill. As food culture has grown, we’ve had greater access to the most incredible ingredients of all time. We can execute high-level dishes with all the exceptional produce we acquire. And at the core of Greens, we are very mindful, especially of our staff; they are everything to Greens. Guests feel welcome here, and the employees feel a part of something special. Being located within the Golden Gate National Park is such a gift. People’s lives are so busy, and they value these beautiful Bay Area open spaces more now than ever.”

For the reopening menu in October 2018, guests can expect the same devotion from Greens: to serve the most incredible ingredients of all time; with a refresh on classic dishes and a constant energy around embracing the wondrous bounty of local vegetables. Welcomed with favorite dishes (Fire Roasted Poblano Chili stuffed with quinoa, Green Gulch pumpkins, grilled onions, and smoked cheddar), diners will also find daily offerings from the farm (Green Gulch Lettuces, purslane, seasonal squash and blossoms, and Andante Dairy goat cheese), a seasonal soup (Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with olio nuovo and slow roasted almonds), and seasonal sampler (Carrot Hummus and Zaatar Oil with sea salt crackers, Green Gulch chioggia and golden beets, and crudités).

The staff has taken this time and break from daily operations to farm, create, and even repaint areas of the restaurant. The Private Events Team has also been busy planning special occasions that rescheduled from the time of closure to a later date, and has seen a significant rise in bookings for the rest of the year.

About Greens Restaurant
Greens Restaurant pioneered vegetarian cooking and paved the way for establishing it as a cuisine in America. The San Francisco Zen Center opened Greens, in 1979, to provide an opportunity for Zen students to work together and extend their Buddhist practice into the workplace. For many years, the entire staff at Greens were Zen students. Founding Chef of Greens, Deborah Madison, was a student at Zen Center for 18 years where she held a host of kitchen positions. In 1981, Annie Somerville joined the restaurant and trained with Madison. Somerville became Executive Chef in 1985, and has since continued to work closely with local growers, cheesemakers, and purveyors, to serve and celebrate seasons and their bounty. Green Gulch Farm, also owned by San Francisco Zen Center, provides the restaurant with organic produce year round from its farm and garden. Green Gulch Farm has been a model of sustainable organic farming and gardening.

Occupying a former Army warehouse in Fort Mason, the restaurant is adorned with floor to ceiling windows and quintessential views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin headlands and The Marina. The space was constructed by carpenters from the Zen Center, including lead designer Paul Discoe, an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, using reclaimed wood and recycled material. Central to the familiar dining room are works by local Bay Area artists: a curving three-ton, tour de force of woodcarving, redwood installation by J.B. Blunk, original landscapes hanging on the walls by painter Willard Dixon, and specially made service areas and entryway by designer Jason Lees.

 

For More Information, Please Visit:
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