What’s Fresh Blog

What’s Fresh Blog 2017-03-22T09:13:23+00:00

Marin Magazine Profile: Andy Naja-Riese

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 total — about 200 farmers, 120 food purveyors and 80 artisans rotating through — this [...]

Meet Chef David Williams – Bull Valley Roadhouse

By AIM Staff: Grand Lake Oakland Market Manager, Devon Fryer  |  May 7, 2018  Browsing the stalls at one of AIM’s farmers markets is Chef David William’s weekly ritual. First stop, Straus Creamery for milk. Then strawberries from Rodriguez Farm, then some of Marin Roots Farm’s edible flowers for garnish. On the menu today at The Bull Valley Roadhouse: cereal. “I cook by feeling and desire” Williams said. “If I [...]

AIM Announces New Chief Executive Officer Andy Naja-Riese, MSPH

SAN RAFAEL CA, April 18, 2018 - AIM (Agricultural Institute of Marin), the organization that manages seven Certified Farmers Markets in the Bay Area, today announced the appointment of Andy Naja-Riese as its new CEO. The news was announced at AIM by co-chairs of AIM’s Board of Directors, Tamara Hicks and Lynn Giacomini Stray. In a joint statement they said, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Andy to the key [...]

Interested in helping students experience sustainable food systems first hand?

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 studies, feed sheep, visit baby calves, and explore the natural environment around these farms. Through [...]

Calling all teachers and groups of curious eaters!

AIM offers three farm-based education programs: On The Farm, In The Classroom, At The Market. Our goal is to empower youth to make food choices that will positively impact their long-term health. Knowledge of where food comes from, how crops are grown, why farmers chose to farm and what's in season, is a powerful tool for teaching good nutrition. What better way to learn than to visit the farm where it was produced and the farmers market [...]

We Are Open

Join us at our one-stop-shop. You’ll find all the ingredients you’ll need for your holiday festivities and wholesome winter meals. Whether your in search of unique host gifts, wreaths, stocking stuffers, winter accessories, holiday candles and much more, we’ve got you covered. Farmers market schedule: Thur. SR 8am - 1pm * Sat. Oak 9am - 2pm Sat. Hay 9am - 1pm * Sun. Cle st. 9am - 2pm Sun. New [...]

Bobbie O’Neale: From medicine to law to handmade glass beads

It’s fair to say Bobbie O’Neale has had an eclectic career. After studying microbiology and public health at the University of California at Berkeley in the early ’60s, she worked as a public health microbiologist, medical technologist and research technologist at numerous universities. Click here to read full article.

Photo Contest – share with us your favorite market photo and enter for a chance to win Mission Pie PIES

Still hungry for some sweet, sweet pie? There is still plenty of time to enter to win: it’s our treat to treat you to Mission Pie’s pies this Holiday Season. No baking necessary, just share with us your favorite photo from the farmers market to enter the contest.   WINNER gets handcrafted treats like gooey Walnut, Double-crust Apple, Apple Blackberry*, Pear Raspberry*, Sweet Potato, Cranberry Chess and much more. * [...]

Marché aux Fleurs Give-back Night: Tuesday, December 5th

Enjoy a dinner out to benefit AIM and the permanent Farmers' Market! On Tuesday, December 5th Marché aux Fleurs Restaurant in Ross will donate 20% of the evening's proceeds to AIM. Chef and owner Dan Baker shops at the Farmers Market to create seasonally-inspired local dishes. You’ll enjoy a meal inspired by our local farmers, and prepared by a local chef. Thank you for your support. Visit Marché aux Fleurs [...]

Ready for Thanksgiving?

Stop by our special pre-thanksgiving market next Wednesday, November 22. Get a taste of local ingredients with a wide variety of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, sweet treats and humanely raised meats to check off your holiday list at your local farmers market. You’ll also find green beans, grains, a variety of dry-farmed potatoes, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, walnuts, pomegranates, winter squashes and that’s just to name a few of California’s bounty. All [...]

#eatlocalpie Contest

Pie lovers: enter for a chance to win up to 5 pies, just in time for the holidays. Leave the baking to our bakers. Share with us your love for the farmers market and buying locally sourced goodies, meals and more. Post a favorite memory at the farmers market, a delicious lunch, a vendor you now call a friend, a vegetable you would have never seen at the grocery store, [...]

THANK YOU WHOLE FOODS: Nickels for Non-Profits San Rafael

Thank you Whole Foods for helping raise almost $4,000 for AIM's Farm Field Studies Program. The money Whole Foods helped raise will get several classrooms out to Farms to learn about agriculture. We hope to empower young people to make food choices that positively impact their health. Experiencing farms can inspire young people to become active participants in a sustainable food system as consumers, and even producers of their own food. The Whole [...]

How to Help: North Bay Fires #theloveisthickerthanthesmoke

As massive wildfires continue to decimate the North Bay, causing thousands of people to flee their homes, Bay Area Food Banks are responding. The Redwood Empire Food Bank is currently providing critical food to shelters for our neighbors. If you would like to volunteer or make a financial donation please visit refb.org. Get the latest updates about how the Bay Area is helping relief efforts: SF-Marin Food Bank Redwood Empire [...]

Our Farmers Markets are open this week

The raging wildfires in our neighboring Northern California counties have affected many of our farmers, friends, partners, colleagues and families. Our thoughts are with all the people effected by this horrific incident. We are so grateful for our community and support through this tragic time and will keep you posted on our farmers and market community in the impacted areas. AIM's seven farmers markets are open this week at the [...]

The Farmer’s Wife makes one of the Bay Area’s best sandwiches

Kendra Kolling has earned a following with the seasonally-inspired sandwiches, including "The Works", which she slings at her pop-up food stall, The Farmer’s Wife. Check out the article in SF Chronicle to see how to make "The Works" and where to find the deliciously, local sandwiches.

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