Vendor Stories

The Public on Your Porch: On-Farm Education at Windrush Farm

It is hard for me to trace back to the first time I yielded to the impulse to throw open the gates of the farm and invite strangers in. Now, some twenty years later, I [...]

Farm Field Studies program shows kids where healthy food comes from

These days, terms like ‘organic,’ ‘sustainable,’ ‘locally sourced’ and ‘farm to table’ are commonly tossed around in the media as well as at cocktail parties, in regard to what we are eating—whether it be at [...]

Sage Bakehouse makes Bay Area’s Best savory Pies: Found at the Clement St Farmers Market

It took nine months for Nicholas Lee to be happy with his pastry recipe. The proprietor of Sage Bakehouse, a savory hand pie stand at the Clement Street Farmers’ Market, knew that the crust, more [...]

Farmers Market Beet: A dish even beet haters will love

Ask 100 people their opinion on beets and you are likely to find yourself among two divided camps: beet lovers and beet haters. Beet lovers can’t get enough of them, and generally, the earthier tasting [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Nothing sweeter for strawberries than roasting

If you’ve visited the farmers market in the last few weeks you’ve likely smelled the strawberries before you’ve actually seen them. Their sweet smell is so prominent that it lingers in the isles long after [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Pasture-raised eggs elevate brunch

Nothing symbolizes spring better than eggs, especially at the Marin Farmers Market where glorious pasture-raised eggs abound. Anyone who has eaten a pasture-raised egg will tell you that there is just no comparison. Pasture-raised eggs [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Leeks are mightier than they appear

Alliums — think onions, garlic, chives and leeks — are plentiful at the farmers market this time of year. Leeks, arguably the most versatile of the allium family, are not only packed with cancer-fighting properties, [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Baby artichokes don’t require tender handling

If you have ever picked up a baby artichoke at the farmers market and tried to envision yourself scraping the little leaves against your teeth or removing the fuzzy hairs from the button-sized heart with [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Fava beans are worth the effort

OK, so maybe Andrew Carnegie wasn’t talking about fava beans when he said, “Anything in life worth having is worth working for,” but it’s certainly a fitting quote. With two layers of shell, fava beans, [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Collards can do just about anything you need

If there was a popularity contest in the veggie world, collard greens just might be crowned king. Extremely nutrient dense, collards are high in vitamins A, C and K, as well as iron, calcium, selenium [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Asparagus, the surest sign of spring

Asparagus, it’s finally here! After a winter full of hardy vegetables, the light and tender asparagus is a welcome sight at the Marin Farmers Market. With only 4 calories a spear, asparagus packs a nutritional [...]

Farmers Market Beet: For a surprising pop, try fennel

Florence fennel, the bulb variety you can find at the Marin Farmers Market this week, is considered a mid-fall to early-spring vegetable. One cup of fennel contains less than 30 calories but almost 20 percent [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Don’t let stinging nettles scare you

Springtime in Northern California brings lots of beautiful greens to our gardens, farmers markets, our fields and forests. Stinging nettles are one wild favorite, despite their off-putting name. Although they can produce a stinging sensation [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Miner’s lettuce, a worthy weed

Sometimes called winter purslane, Indian lettuce or spring beauty, miner’s lettuce is a crisp, tender and succulent green. The name miner’s lettuce harkens back to the California Gold Rush days when miners ate it to [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Watermelon radish as colorful as it is peppery

There are more varieties of radishes at the farmers market than you could ever imagine, all with different shapes, colors and flavors. Breakfast, Easter egg, daikon, black Spanish, watermelon and more brighten up farmers’ tables [...]

10 Top Farmers Markets

Juicy heirloom tomatoes and just-picked strawberries. Super-sweet peaches shaped like mini UFOs. Artisanal cheeses, emerald-green olive oils, local wildflower honey—California’s farmers’ markets are culinary adventures, a chance to see, taste, and learn about the incredible [...]

Report urges Marin and region to be vigilant in protecting farms from development

Marin and the Bay Area should do more to protect local ranches and farms that produce local food that ends up on breakfast, lunch and dinner plates across the region, according to a new report. [...]

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Farmers Market Beet: It’s not art or math, but romanesco has both

Have you tried romanesco? You may have been stopped in your tracks the first time you saw romanesco at the farmers market. The bright green spiky form may look more like a futuristic work of art than [...]

Feature Friday – Chefs Who Shop the Market

Local blogger, Tesia from "Create For Them" - sustainable food practices for real people, gives AIM a shout out for the new and improved feature on the website for "Chefs Who Shop the Market". This [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Blood oranges not as scary as they sound

Blood oranges are at their peak now. Don’t let the gruesome name scare you away from trying this strikingly unique fruit. While most citrus fruit has a longer season in our region, blood oranges are [...]

Marin Snapshot: Farmers market leader keeps it local and sustainable

Brigitte Moran, head of the Agricultural Institute of Marin and Marin Farmers Markets for the past decade, faces her biggest challenge next year as she shepherds plans for a permanent county farmers market and operations [...]

The New Market News Blog

February can be a tough time for the seasonal eater. You’ve roasted more squash and root vegetables than you thought humanly possible but it’s too early for lighter spring fruits and vegetables. Good thing there [...]

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