Farmer's Market

Special Thanksgiving Farmers Market Tomorrow at Northgate Mall!

November 22, 2016

Still need ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast? Finish up your shopping at tomorrow's (Wednesday, November 23) special Thanksgiving Farmers Market from 8 am to 1 pm at Northgate Mall, 6000 Northgate Drive (next to Sears) in San Rafael.

There will be no San Rafael Farmers Market on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. That way we all get a little extra time to prepare our feasts, and the farmers get the day off too!

The Civic Center Farmers' Market in San Rafael (temporarily located to Northgate) offers lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, fresh cut flowers, prepared food, and more. For more information, visit www.agriculturalinstitute.org.

Calling All Bakers! Enter Your Pie in Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market 6th Annual Pie Baking Contest

September 13, 2016

Pie baking contest at Marin Country Mart Calling all bakers! This Saturday, September 17, enter your award-winning pie in the sixth annual Pie Baking Contest at the Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market in Larkspur Landing. If your friends and family constantly rave about your pies, then this is your chance to show off and potentially win a prize! There will be two categories: adults and kids 13 and under.

The pie contest is the Farmers' Market's most popular event, and drew nearly 40 entrants last year. Entries will be judged by six local food experts, including pastry chefs, pie entrepreneurs, and food writers. They'll judge pies on tast, presentation, and flakiness of crust. Winners will be announced at 1:30 pm on the Farmers' Market live music stage.

Marin County Farmers' Markets 2016

April 11, 2016

Spring has arrived, and that means it's time to head to your nearby farmers' market to buy fresh organic produce and other locally grown and produced goodies. Marin has some year-round farmers' markets, but the majority of them start up again in spring after going on hiatus in the fall. Here is a list of of year-round and opening dates for a variety of local farmer's markets throughtout Marin and the North Bay. Please note that not all dates and times are finalized, so make sure you check before you go.

Year-round Marin County farmers' markets:

  • Civic Center Farmers' Market in San Rafael takes place every Thursday and Sunday morning from 8 am–1 pm. They have lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, and fresh cut flowers. The Thursday farmer's market is located next the Civic Center duck pond and the Sunday one is located in the Civic Center parking lot.
  • Corte Madera Farmers' Market takes place every Wednesday from noon–5 pm. This farmers' market is located at the Corte Madera Town Center off Highway 101.
  • Fairfax Community Farmers' Market: Sundays, 10 am–2 pm in the Fairfax Library parking lot, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sautéed Kale with Garlic and Red Onions

November 27, 2013

sauteed kaleHere's another delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipe from our friends at Agricultural Community Events Farmers Markets, the non-profit group that puts on the Marinwood, Downtown Novato, Fairfax, Petaluma East, and Santa Rosa Community Farmers' Markets, among others. This one features everyone's favorite healthy leafy green—kale. What's great about this recipe is it tells you which farmers' market vendors you can buy the ingredients from!

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoon olive oil (Big Paw at Marinwood Community Farmers' Market has great California Olive Oil, Bannono Olive Oil at Santa Rosa Community Farmers' Market, Wylands Orchard at Petaluma East Side Farmers' Market has olive oil from Petaluma, Nan's Gourmet at Petaluma East Side Farmers' Market)
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds (Noeller Farms at Marinwood Farmers' Market or Redel's Almond at Petaluma East Side and Santa Rosa Farmers' Market)
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced (Calvillo Brothers at Marinwood Community Farmers Market, Ortiz Brothers at Marinwood, Petaluma East Side and Santa Rosa)
  • 4 clove(s) garlic finely chopped (Krout's Sunset Ranch at Petaluma East Side Farmers' Market, Laguna Farm at Petaluma East Side Farmers' Market and Ortiz Brothers at Marinwood Community Farmers' Market)

Thanksgiving Recipes: Apple-Walnut Sausage Stuffing

November 26, 2013

stuffingHere's another delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipe from our friends at Agricultural Community Events Farmers Markets, the non-profit group that puts on the Marinwood, Downtown Novato, Fairfax, Petaluma East, and Santa Rosa Community Farmers' Markets, among others. What's great about this recipe is it tells you which farmers' market vendors you can buy the ingredients from!

Ingredients

  • 5 celery ribs, thinly sliced - Calvillo Brothers (Marinwood Farmers Market), Ortiz Brothers (Marinwood, Petaluma East Side, and Santa Rosa at the Veterans Building)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped - Lots of options here, Tolay Valley Farm (Marinwood Farmers Market), Calvillo Brothers (Marinwood Farmers Market), Ortiz Brother (Marinwood, Petaluma East Side, and Santa Rosa at the Veterans Building), First Light Farm (Petaluma East Side Farmers Market)

Thanksgiving Recipes: Light and Fluffy Carrot Soufflés

November 19, 2013

Carrot SouffleHere's a delicious Thanksgiving side dish recipe from our friends at Agricultural Community Events Farmers Markets, the non-profit group that puts on the Marinwood, Downtown Novato, Fairfax, Petaluma East, and Santa Rosa Community Farmers' Markets, among others. What's great about this recipe is it tells you which farmers' market vendors you can buy the ingredients from!

Ingredients

  • 8 medium carrots, chopped (Calvillo Brothers at Marinwood Farmers' Market, Ortiz Brothers at Marinwood, Petaluma East Side Farmers and Santa Rosa Farmers' Market, Tolay Valley Farm at Marinwood Farmers Market)
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter (Springhill Cheese at Petaluma East Side and Santa Rosa Farmers' Market) plus more for ramekins
  • 1 small onion finely chopped (Calvillo Brothers at Marinwood Community Farmers Market, Ortiz Brothers at Marinwood, Petaluma East Side and Santa Rosa)

Unique and Delicious Asian Pear Pizza from Gabriel Farm

September 23, 2011

Asian pear pizza from Gabriel FarmOur favorite place to pick apples during late summer and fall is Gabriel Farm up near Sebastopol. In addition to apples, they also grow amazing organic Asian pears. You don't have to go all the way up to western Sonoma County to get them, though. They're available right here in Marin on Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm at the Marin County Civic Center farmer's market in San Rafael.

While Asian pears are downright delicious as a snack and a dessert, Torrey Olson, owner of Gabriel Farm, shared with us his recipe for Asian pear pizza. I know what you're thinking: pear pizza? But definitely give it a try—it's truly one of the most delicious pizzas we've every had! Even my notoriously picky five-year-old daughter declared it a hit. The base of thinly-sliced Asian pears makes for a moist (but not soggy) pizza with a subtle sweetness that's offset by the topping of pancetta and gorgonzola cheese. We've adapted the recipe to use the ready-to-bake pizza dough available at Trader Joe's, which is always a staple in our refrigerator.

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