What’s Fresh Blog

What’s Fresh Blog 2017-03-22T09:13:23-05:00

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 [...]

Marin IJ Beet: Tomatoes are peaking, make gazpacho

It is widely accepted that tomatoes, despite their veggie-like characteristics, are technically a fruit, but did you know that in 1886 the “fruit or vegetable” debate went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court? Though the botanical classification may be up for debate, the nutritional benefits of tomatoes are not. One large tomato has only 33 calories, is full of vitamins A and C, folic acid and antioxidants, including [...]

Lawsuit Challenges the Future of Small-Scale Livestock Production at Point Reyes National Seashore

If you follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard down the Point Reyes Peninsula toward the lighthouse, beyond the now-vacated Drakes Estero, you might find yourself at Historic Ranch B, also known as Double M Dairy. Here, Jarrod Mendoza raises dairy cows on land his family has ranched for generations. Despite its sweeping views and windswept vistas, the 1,200-acre ranch isn’t large by today’s standards. The certified organic milk from the 250 [...]

2016 Unbroken Ground Film Preview from Patagonia Provisions

Our food choices are deeply connected to climate change. Food will play a critical role in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. Join us to celebrate the release of Unbroken Ground, a compelling new film by Chris Malloy that explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Following the 25 minute film, hear from a panel of speakers [...]

Farmers market’s temporary move

If you’ve been to the Thursday Marin Farmers Market in the last six weeks, you know that the market has been relocated to the Northgate mall during construction of the round-about on Civic Center Drive. Since the move, some customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the change (vendors aren’t where they usually are, I don’t know where to park, etc.) while others have just stopped shopping entirely. I have been farming [...]

Farmers Market Beet: Cool, crisp cucumbers perfect for summer salads

On a hot summer day, nothing cools like a crisp, fresh cucumber from the farmers market. Cucumbers are extremely low in calories yet surprisingly filling. They are a great source of vitamin K, potassium and lignans, compounds known to help prevent certain types of cancers. Cucumbers are believed to help detoxify the body, improve skin texture and fight inflammation. Though they are snack superstars, cucumbers do have one drawback. Because [...]

The Public on Your Porch: On-Farm Education at Windrush Farm

It is hard for me to trace back to the first time I yielded to the impulse to throw open the gates of the farm and invite strangers in. Now, some twenty years later, I have had a great deal of experience with on-farm education through school field trips, retreats, family days, weddings, and even social events with my own family and friends, mostly city folk. First of all, on-farm [...]

Farm Field Studies program shows kids where healthy food comes from

These days, terms like ‘organic,’ ‘sustainable,’ ‘locally sourced’ and ‘farm to table’ are commonly tossed around in the media as well as at cocktail parties, in regard to what we are eating—whether it be at home, at the grocery store or in restaurants. We know it’s chic to eat organic vegetables, cage-free eggs and grass-fed beef, but do we fully understand how important it is for our bodies, and for [...]