What’s Fresh Blog

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


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 purveyors about how they produce their food. However, this weekends’ markets represent something special – a time to recognize and thank our U.S. military veterans and service members. In fact, the Marin Farmers Market is [...]

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, we have recently aligned our signature educational programs – Diggin’ the Market, Diggin’ the Classroom, and Diggin’ on the Farm to offer experiential learning opportunities to the next generation of eaters. In the 2017-2018 school [...]

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 audience included over 250 community leaders from Idaho and five states working together to create a more equitable food system that ends hunger and nourishes communities. We are so excited that Andy is sharing expertise [...]

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

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 Farmers Markets to offer free cooking demos. Almost every week, a rotating cast of chefs will create a [...]

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 more projects aligned with their academic and career interests in the fields of agricultural education, communications & marketing, or data and metrics. Interns will be assigned a mentor and will receive exposure to working in [...]

Farmers Markets Reduce the Ecological Footprint of our Food

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 Moran will be participating in the Climate Action Showcase at the College of Marin, an [...]

The Rollin’ Root is rolling through Marin after successful launch

Folks in Marin County should keep their eyes peeled for a new truck in town – one that’s better-looking than most.  It’s a beautiful Farmers Market on wheels, making its way to three stops in Marin every Thursday.  With a ribbon-cutting ceremony held during National Farmers Week in early August, AIM launched The Rollin’ Root with the goal of reaching low-income older adults with fresh fruits and vegetables at a [...]

AIM is Hiring: Apply Now – Staff Accountant Position

Do you want to use your accounting skills to improve the local and regional food system and support food and agricultural educational programs? The Agricultural Institute of Marin has an exciting opportunity for a staff accountant who wants to make a difference at a community-based non-profit organization! https://www.indeed.com/job/staff-accountant-59c4ec98be349cfd

Agricultural Institute of Marin launches The Rollin’ Root

In honor of National Farmers Market Week 📣  📣  📣 The Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) is launching its new mobile farmers market truck, The Rollin’ Root, with a mission to increase equitable access to fresh, healthy food grown on local farms and to provide nutrition education in underserved communities. AIM’s goal is to ensure that all members of our community have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, regardless of transportation 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 understand why farmers markets are important community events, and make financial accessibility for those visiting the market a priority. The organizers work hard to ensure that each market is tailored to the needs of the [...]

July 23 – Calling all interested Grand Lake Farmers Market stakeholders

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 Barnett Hall which is up the driveway to the left of Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church [...]

AIM Grows Access to Healthy Food and Stretches the Purchasing Power of Low-Income Households

SAN RAFAEL CA, July 16, 2018 – The Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) announced the receipt of its second year of funding for the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP). The California Nutrition Incentive Program was established by Assembly Bill 1321, to encourage the purchase and consumption of healthy, California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables by nutrition benefit clients. Over the next year, AIM will receive $122,632.87 in Market Match funds, an [...]

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.

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

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 and it's always about the community." AIM's mission is "to connect and support communities and [...]

Tell Us How You Really Feel: Feedback Wanted

Share your ideas on how to improve the farmers market experience. This Thursday, June 14 & Sunday, June 17 stop by the Marin Civic Center Farmers Market information booth for details.

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