Chefs Who Shop the Market

The Voice | The Little Gem of Marin

By |2017-05-04T11:11:46-08:00May 4th, 2017|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Events, Market News, News, Press, Vendor Stories|

As a senior about to leave to go to college on the East Coast, I have been taking time to appreciate the beauty of the Bay Area. One of the things I will miss most about Marin is the Sunday Farmers Market at the Civic Center, a treasure that I have been frequenting with my [...]

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Marin IJ Beet: Tomatoes are peaking, make gazpacho

By |2017-03-22T09:13:26-08:00August 31st, 2016|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Market News|

It is widely accepted that tomatoes, despite their veggie-like characteristics, are technically a fruit, but did you know that in 1886 the “fruit or vegetable” debate went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court? Though the botanical classification may be up for debate, the nutritional benefits of tomatoes are not. One large tomato has [...]

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Lawsuit Challenges the Future of Small-Scale Livestock Production at Point Reyes National Seashore

By |2017-03-22T09:13:26-08:00August 31st, 2016|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Market News|

If you follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard down the Point Reyes Peninsula toward the lighthouse, beyond the now-vacated Drakes Estero, you might find yourself at Historic Ranch B, also known as Double M Dairy. Here, Jarrod Mendoza raises dairy cows on land his family has ranched for generations. Despite its sweeping views and windswept vistas, [...]

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2016 Unbroken Ground Film Preview from Patagonia Provisions

By |2017-03-22T09:13:26-08:00August 22nd, 2016|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Events, News|

Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Food will play a critical role in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. Join us to celebrate the release of Unbroken Ground, a compelling new film by Chris Malloy that explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to [...]

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Farmers Market Beet: Cool, crisp cucumbers perfect for summer salads

By |2016-08-04T13:01:52-08:00August 4th, 2016|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Market News|

On a hot summer day, nothing cools like a crisp, fresh cucumber from the farmers market. Cucumbers are extremely low in calories yet surprisingly filling. They are a great source of vitamin K, potassium and lignans, compounds known to help prevent certain types of cancers. Cucumbers are believed to help detoxify the body, improve skin [...]

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Farmers Market Beet: A dish even beet haters will love

By |2016-05-26T10:35:57-08:00May 26th, 2016|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Market News|

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 the better. If you’re of the “beets taste like dirt” persuasion (aka a beet hater), you’ve likely tried them once, [...]

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Farmers Market Beet: Nothing sweeter for strawberries than roasting

By |2016-05-11T11:30:47-08:00May 11th, 2016|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Market News|

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 the last few baskets have been protectively nestled into shoppers’ totes and carried home. Hands down, strawberries are the comfort [...]

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Farmers Market Beet: Pasture-raised eggs elevate brunch

By |2016-05-04T13:58:38-08:00May 4th, 2016|Chefs Who Shop the Market, News, Press|

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 are more flavorful and the yolks brighter. This is likely because of the insects and grasses the hens forage on [...]