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Expansion of Popular Mobile Farmers Market Means Rollin’ Root is Now Rolling into West Marin

Expansion of Popular Mobile Farmers Market Means Rollin’ Root is Now Rolling into West Marin Marin County, CA November 26, 2019... When a good thing gets rolling, it’s hard to keep it in place. That’s the case with the Rollin’ Root, a food truck filled with fresh, locally grown produce that won funding to expand into West Marin County. Starting December 2, the new route includes stops at the corner [...]

Momentum Building for the Center for Food & Agriculture

With a purpose of securing the future of small and mid-size family farming and food production in Northern California, AIM’s Center for Food and Agriculture will be a world-class farmers market for a healthier food culture. The Center represents the next generation of farmers markets. It will be a dynamic public space to connect people all over the Bay Area to small and mid-size family farmers. The Center will be [...]

Offering Refuge During Times of Crisis

Late October was an incredibly stressful time between wildfire evacuations, power outages, and wind gusts. Yet, the farmers market went on – rain, shine, or power outage! I am thankful for our market managers, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food makers, artisans, and shoppers who came together, were flexible, and made the market work! The farmers market did and can mobilize our food system during times of crisis.   One farmer said [...]

Chef’s Corner: Trevor Anderson

Join us at the Sunday Marin Market from 9am-12pm for a Chef's Corner demo by Trevor Anderson of Taub Family Outpost Restaurant (Sonoma, CA)! Executive Chef Trevor Anderson Demos at Sun Marin Farmer Market:  9a, 10:30a, and 12p Featuring: -Rustic Bread, Goat butter, Radishes, Herbs -Fuyu Persimmon and Young Chicory Salad with Goat Cheese -Crystallized New Potatoes, Mustard Greens -Lemon Curd, Exotic Citrus Chef’s Corner brings Bay Area chefs to the [...]

Pie Contest

Do you ever read pie books before bed, then wake up during the night to jot down recipe ideas you were dreaming about? Then this contest might be calling your name! It’s time to roll up your sleeves, roll out the dough and bring your best pie to the Thursday Marin Farmers Market. Join us at AIM’s first annual Pie Baking Contestst, 2019. Bring your homemade pie to the Farmers [...]

Halloween Festivities

Join us at Thursday Marin Market for a costume contest and pumpkin decorating on Halloween! The originally scheduled pie contest is postponed due to power outages and will be rescheduled in November.

Free Pumpkin Decorating

10/26 9am-1pm @ Grand Lake Farmers Market 10/27 9am-1pm @ Clement St. Farmers Market 10/31 9am-1pm @ Thursday Marin Farmers Market FREE event for all put on by AIM! Come decorate your pumpkin with fruits and veggies next to the market information booth, 9-1p while supplies last.

Join our Farmers Markets Today!

Apply today! Join our Farmers Markets. We currently have availability at all AIM's 8 certified Farmers Markets, including our new San Rafael Seasonal Summer Market. Hurry, space is limited! Follow this link for the application and more information: https://agriculturalinstitute.org/join-our-markets/

Food, Farms, and Art

Local nonprofit Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) in partnership with Marin Cultural Services, will host an exclusive Opening Night Reception for Food, Farms & Art, AIM’s 2nd annual art show and sale. During this special evening you’ll be able to meet the artists, enjoy live music, taste local farmstead cheese and Bay Area artisan wine and beer. You’ll be the first to see work by local artists who are passionate [...]

End of Season Dance Party

On our last night of the season, AIM will host Arthur Murray San Rafael Dance Studio for a group dance lesson on the Plaza at 6pm followed by a dance party with special guest and Zydeco musician Andre Thierry! Help us celebrate the end of summer! Free, family and kid-friendly, open to all. Stay and enjoy the last night of the farmers market and fill your tote with local, seasonal [...]

Harvest Talk: Back to School Ag Education (Marin)

Join us for our next Harvest Talk at the Marin Sunday Market to celebrate Back to School month! We’ll have an exciting lineup of speakers working in youth agricultural education, California school meals programs, and local farming. Leave with a deeper understanding of the importance of serving healthy, local school meals. Discover ways your children can participate in learning opportunities on the farm, in the cafeteria, and in the classroom. [...]

Rollin’ Root Adds a New Stop

Starting on August 26, we will be launching our third day of Rollin’ Root operations, serving communities in West Marin! Working together, we can promote community food security for older adults while increasing the purchase of California-grown produce through the Rollin’ Root. We look forward to rollin’ for many years to come!

Latinx Cultural Night

Come celebrate the rich Latinx community and culture in San Rafael, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! AIM, in partnership with the City of San Rafael, Canal Alliance, Bank of Marin, Viva el Cine Program and the MVFF42, will host a night of music, dance performances, food, community resources, and kids coloring zone at the farmers market! Special musical guest is Martin Franco, Mambo Soul music, and the Ballet Folklorico [...]