What’s Fresh Blog

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

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.

Thank you to our farmers who donated over 5 thousand lbs of food

Thank you to our farmers who donated over 7k lbs of food! In just three months (April - June) Extrafood.org has partnered with the local farmers at the San Rafael Farmers markets every Thursday and Sunday to collect excess fresh food and immediately deliver it to non-profits serving Marin's most vulnerable children, adults and families. 

Thursday San Rafael Farmers Market Moves September 21st

Thursday San Rafael Farmers Market Moves September 21st To accommodate a Jewish New Year celebration at the Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium the Thursday San Rafael Market is moving Thursday, Sept. 21st (ONLY) to the Armory Parking Lot which is near the Dog Park. The Market is open same time: 8am – 1pm.

Nickels For Non-Profits: San Rafael Whole Foods

Nickels For Non Profits at San Rafael Whole Foods Whole Foods Market is proud to support the Agricultural Institute Of Marin and our Farm Field Studies Program. The San Rafael store is hosting their Nickels For Non Profit in our honor! This means that when any customer brings in a reusable bag for groceries, they have the option of receiving a ten-cent credit (per bag) or donating ten-cents to the [...]

The Voice | The Little Gem of Marin

As a senior about to leave to go to college on the East Coast, I have been taking time to appreciate the beauty of the Bay Area. One of the things I will miss most about Marin is the Sunday Farmers Market at the Civic Center, a treasure that I have been frequenting with my mom and sister since I was little. The Sunday Marin Farmers Market was first opened [...]

Farm to Table Talk: For Richer Or Poorer — Peter Healy

Farm to Table Talk explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed. The host, Rodger Wasson is a food and agriculture veteran. Although he was the first of his family to leave the grain and livestock farm after five generations farming in America, he’s continually worked for and with farmers though-out America and around the [...]