AIM Blog

AIM Blog2019-04-15T13:25:42-07:00

NEW – Harvest Talks: Carbon Farming

AIM has launched a new speaker series at our farmers markets called "Harvest Talks" where farmers, food producers, and community leaders tell their story about how they are creating a more responsible local food system. [...]

5% Community Giving Day

Shop at Whole Foods Market (Blithedale, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato) Thursday, April 18th, when they'll donate 5% of the store's sales in support of our organization. The sales will go directly to the Agricultural [...]

AIM Rises Above with our Farm Audit Program

Farmers markets are friendly community gathering places. Regular shoppers really get to know their farmers and their food. But, how do you know they’re really growing the food they’re selling? Fortunately, AIM has the answer. [...]

Featured Donor: Petit Teton Foundation

Cameron A. Crisman, CFA, farmer and family member of a unique family foundation: Petit Teton, was interviewed for this feature article highlighting one of AIM’s donors. He serves as CFO/CIO. AIM is grateful to be supported [...]

Letter from Andy

Dear Friends of AIM, Happy New Year! Welcome to the second quarterly edition of AIM’s Planting our Future Newsletter. I hope 2019 is off to a wonderful start for you. Winter is in full swing at our [...]

Thank you for your support in 2018!

AIM greatly values the trust of our donors and partners. When we forge a new partnership or receive a contribution of any amount, we are thrilled to have engaged our community and grown the number [...]

Don’t Wait Another Minute to Support AIM

We are thrilled by the more than 1 million people who supported local farmers and food purveyors in 2018, by shopping at one of AIM’s seven Bay Area farmers markets. But did you know, there [...]

Double Your Donation – Support AIM

The farmers market creates community and serves the public in responsible and delicious ways. This year, AIM has continued to grow the quality of our farmers market programs, renewing our commitment to bring fresh and [...]

Make a Difference TODAY – Support AIM

Despite the abundance of farm fresh food in the Bay Area, far too many residents in our communities struggle to put healthy food on the table, resulting in greater food insecurity, hunger, poor nutrition, and [...]


AIM's seven Farmers Markets are unaffected by Christmas and New Years and will be open same time, same locations.

Honoring Veterans at the Farmers Market

Honoring Veterans at the Farmers Market Andy Naja-Riese, CEO On any given day, a trip to the farmers market presents a unique opportunity for community gathering and learning directly from farmers, ranchers, fishers, and food [...]

Educating Multi-Generational Eaters

As a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization, AIM’s purpose is to educate the public about the health, environmental, and economic benefits of buying foods directly from farmers and other food producers. To help fulfill this mission, [...]

Food Security and Food Systems

AIM’s CEO Andy Naja-Riese delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Summit in Idaho Hunger & Food Security in Boise. Andy’s talk focused on “Food Security and Food Systems: Collaboration for Change and Justice.” The [...]

Student Interns Wanted

AIM has an exciting opportunity for three (3) student interns or recent college graduates for practical, hands-on experiences: 1. Education intern, 2. Marketing & Communications intern, 3. Data and Metrics Intern. Interns will be assigned to complete one or [...]

Bay Area Bountiful: Farmers Markets

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 [...]