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YOU’RE INVITED TO CHEF’S CORNER: Good Cooking for a Healthy Life

By |2018-10-02T18:22:46+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Events, Homepage, Market Hall, Press|

AIM invites you to join us for a farmers market-to-table experience, featuring local chefs and their seasonally inspired dishes. STARTING THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th AT THE MARIN CIVIC CENTER FARMERS MARKET, 9am - 12pm In honor of 35 years of the Agricultural Institute of Marin, we’re excited to launch Chef’s Corner, which brings Bay Area chefs to the Marin [...]

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Farmers Markets Reduce the Ecological Footprint of our Food

By |2018-09-14T17:24:28+00:00September 14th, 2018|Homepage, News, Press|

Buying directly from local farmers means minimal to no packaging, far less transportation/fossil fuel use, and minimal energy used to process the food. Farmers markets create a space where the focus of food is on quality and farming practices rather than price alone. On Saturday, September 15, AIM’s CEO Andy Naja-Riese and Marketing Director Shayla [...]

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Bay Area Bountiful: Farmers Markets

By |2018-07-31T15:12:20+00:00July 31st, 2018|Homepage, News, Press|

On KRCB’s July 30 episode of Bay Area Bountiful, you’ll step inside the Oakland - Grand Lake Farmers Market, one of seven certified farmers markets operated by the Agricultural Institute of Marin. AIM’s market managers understand why farmers markets are important community events, and make financial accessibility for those visiting the market a priority. The [...]

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July 23 – Calling all interested Grand Lake Farmers Market stakeholders

By |2018-07-18T11:52:34+00:00July 18th, 2018|Homepage, Market News, News, Press|

Join us for a community meeting to learn about and discuss the current and future course of the Grand Lake Farmers Market! Co-hosted by City of Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillén and Agricultural Institute of Marin’s CEO, Andy Naja-Riese, the community meeting will take place on Monday, July 23 from 7 – 8:30 PM. Location is [...]

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By |2018-07-11T15:59:53+00:00July 11th, 2018|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Homepage, News, Press|

Chefs Feed: Join Mister Jiu’s chef Brandon Jew and Anna Lee, his wife and partner-in-crime, as they escape San Francisco to explore the bounty of Marin County. First stop on the list is AIM's Marin Civic Center Sunday Farmers Market.

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Bay Area Reporter Article: Andy Naja-Riese,has big plans for the Agricultural Institute of Marin, where he recently became CEO

By |2018-06-21T10:18:27+00:00June 21st, 2018|Homepage, News, Press|

Pride 2018: Ag institute leader bridges communities, farmers markets By Charlie Wagner | Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Speak with the gay man who is the new CEO of the Agricultural Institute of Marin and one word you'll hear time and again is "community." Andy Naja-Riese is passionate that, "Food is critical to keeping us healthy [...]

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Marin Magazine Profile: Andy Naja-Riese

By |2018-05-22T11:34:41+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Chefs Who Shop the Market, Homepage, News, Press|

Almost any day of the week, a farmers’ market can be found in Marin. As it turns out, an average of 18,000 weekly visitors attend one or more of the Agricultural Institute of Marin's seven Bay Area Certified Farmers’ Markets during peak season, and more than 1 million visit them annually. With roughly 400 vendors [...]

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Interested in helping students experience sustainable food systems first hand?

By |2018-02-08T11:03:00+00:00February 8th, 2018|Homepage, News, Press, Vendor Stories|

Volunteer with the Agricultural Institute of Marin's Farm Field Studies Program! The Farm Field Studies Program brings children and young adults from around the Bay Area to local farms. Students help harvest fresh vegetables, prepare and eat simple dishes using ingredients from the farm, tour fields in different growing stages, learn about soil microbes, conduct pond or creek [...]

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