What’s Fresh Blog

What’s Fresh Blog2017-03-22T09:13:23-07:00

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Harvest Talk: Planting a Garden

Please join us for our next Harvest Talk where you can learn about planting home or community gardens. The talk will take place on Sunday, June 16, 10-11 am, at the Newark Farmers Market, located at the Newpark Mall near JC Penny’s. A perfect occasion to celebrate Father’s Day with dads or grandads who want to plant a garden! Learn more about seeds, soil, planting, community gardens, and urban farms.

Harvest Talk: Cal Fresh Awareness

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. Think TEDTalk, but applied to a broad category related to AIM’s mission. For example, dive deep into the culture of oyster farming or learn the best strategy for arranging farm-fresh flowers. Harvest Talks are intended [...]

Harvest Talk: Farm to Centerpiece

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. Think TEDTalk, but applied to a broad category related to AIM’s mission. For example, dive deep into the culture of oyster farming or learn the best strategy for arranging farm-fresh flowers. Harvest Talks are intended [...]

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. Think TEDTalk, but applied to a broad category related to AIM’s mission. For example, dive deep into the culture of oyster farming or learn the best strategy for arranging farm-fresh flowers. Harvest Talks are intended [...]

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 Institute of Marin (AIM) to help the farmers markets, educational efforts, and programs. The more you spend that day, the more Whole Foods will give!

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. The “AIM Checked” Farm Audit Program, managed by Tyler Thayer, AIM’s Director of Education and Market Integrity, ensures the integrity of all seven of AIM’s farmers markets. The audit process begins with Tyler visiting a [...]

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 by Petit Teton Foundation, a small family foundation whose mission is to support Northern California nonprofits with an emphasis on education, particularly related to agriculture, and on land preservation. Petit Teton Foundation has been a [...]

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 farmers markets, and I love trying out seasonal recipes featuring the bounty of California-grown citrus and winter squash. This past week, I attended the EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, where I interacted with farmers and [...]

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 of people and organizations actively committed to furthering our mission and expanding our impacts. During AIM’s 35-year history, the organization has evolved from its primary focus on operating high-quality farmers markets in the Bay Area, [...]

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 is more you can do to help AIM support local farmers and sustainable food production? At the heart of AIM’s mission, we strive to cultivate a community of mindful, educated eaters who know the farmer [...]

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 responsibly produced ingredients to people across the Bay Area. Through AIM’s Farm Audit program, we ensure that all farmers are selling what they grow. Plus, in honor of AIM’s 35-year anniversary, we launched Chef’s Corner [...]

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 diet-related health issues. At AIM, we are working hard to close the food access gap. In August 2018, AIM launched The Rollin’ Root, a mobile market stocked full with local, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. [...]

WE ARE OPEN

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