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Farmers' Market

Food Justice Explained and Why It Matters

What is food justice? We tackle the broad concept of food justice as well as some of the causes of food injustice and a list of organizations fighting for food justice in America. Food justice is broadly...

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Despite the Pandemic, These Independent Bay Area Food Producers Are Thriving

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Five examples of San Francisco Bay Area independent food purveyors that are thriving during the pandemic: • The flour miller, Capay Mills https://www.instagram.com/capay_mills/ direct-to-consume...

Swanton Strawberries TODAY in Marin & Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The CZU Lightning Complex Fire reached Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport but miraculously caused no significant damage. Swanton will resume farmers market sales today in Marin and Menlo Park. Please ...

Fresh Piment d'Espelette grown by Preston Farm & Winery - Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This season's most exciting find at the farmers market so far are the fresh red Piment d'Espelette grown by Lou Preston at his biodynamic farm. This is the signature chile pepper of the Basque hear...

Healdsburg Bagel Company

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

My introduction to Healdsburg Bagel Company was last summer at its booth at the street market for the Cloverdale Live concert series. I had a chance to quizz the owner about his process while my ba...

Best Fruit - Arnett Farms: Stone Fruit, Pluots, you name it!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

At the Irvine (and Torrance) Farmer's Markets, Arnett Farms continues to be an absolute GEM! I've been going to this stand for years and years and they continue to amaze me with the quality and va...

Inzana Ranch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A couple weeks ago I bought some spectacular fresh figs from Inzana Ranch at the Monday evening farmers market in Pacific Grove. I tried a couple peaches too and these were luscious, tree-ripened, ...

Clayton's Donuts - Irvine Farmer's Market, is it still there? Is he making donuts anywhere else?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 1 year ago

There used to be an amazing stand at the Irvine Farmer's market - Clayton's Donuts, he made monster-sized delicious creations. The stall wasn't there, is it gone for good? Does anyone know if he'...

Amish Cheese Maker Moves To Online Sales — Without The Internet

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Daniel Byler started a recent Friday morning by packaging online orders of Camembert, cheddar and other cheeses scheduled for customer pick-up at the local farmers market the following day. But un...

Minazzoli Farms Cherries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At the end of the season now, still I wanted to give a shout-out to Minazzoli Farms for the wonderful Rainier and Bing cherries I enjoyed from them this year. Picked ripe, clean and carefully selec...

Farmer's Markets/Local produce?

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by Splendid Spatula 1 year ago

Some farmer's markets are opening, with various protocols - lots of distance, timed entry, etc. I went over to Davis Square at my time of 12:30 today, but the line was long and it didn't look like...

Oakland farmers band together to help feed frontline protesters amid demonstration

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . but then Burns decided to post the campaign on Instagram to ask for donations and gain access to a commercial kitchen. The post helped assemble a group of farmers, who sell produce at the ...

Any recent happy farmers market visits?

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by tcamp 1 year ago

Early on, I went to the Dupont FM when the the VA markets were closed. Now VA markets are "open" but you need to preorder your items. For me, that is no fun. Half of the pleasure of cooking for me ...

Update on California Farmers' Markets & Call to Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After Governor Newsom’s order last Wednesday banning gatherings of more than 250 to slow down transmission of novel Coronavirus, a number of farmers markets across the state were ordered by their c...

Muscoot Farmers Market, Katonah, opens...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It is nice to hear Muscoot Farmers Market on Rt. 100 in Katonah has opened on Sundays thru Nov. 22. There are a lot of Covid-19 restrictions though. Visiting the farmers market will require an appo...

Key Lime Pie by The Perfect Crumb Bakery (Monterey & Salinas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Yesterday was opening day for the farmers market at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. I dropped by to pick up some fresh fruits. But also got distracted by The Perfect Crumb Bakery's booth and the ...

How training to feed others left Elle Simone Scott food insecure

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . I built bonds and formed kinship with the local farmers and purveyors that I met at the Union Square Farmers’ Market, discovering that some of these individuals and businesses offer CSA box...

Red Brassica rapa v. chinensis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At Saturday morning's Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, I picked up a bunch of this purple-red leafed, green-stemmed Chinese brassica grown by Sebastopol's Singing Frog Farm. When I ask...

Where to double CalFresh buying power

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In California the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is called CalFresh. CalFresh recipients can stretch their buying power by purchasing Califo...

Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, opens online store...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Hilltop Hanover Farm, the 400-year-old crop farm and environmental educational center in Yorktown Heights, has started selling its seasonal crops and larder. Their online store is posting its weekl...

With food service down, farms look for new markets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Farms, food hubs and other food businesses that have managed to shift to a CSA or food-box model 'are seeing a huge amount of support,' said Ben Thomas, director of the CAFF farm-to-market ...