Author Archives: Market Girl

  • New and Occasional Vendors

    Posted on October 11, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    Hi Everyone! This week I want to write not about the vendors that have been with us since the beginning, not about the vendors that greet us with their familiar faces week after week, but instead those that pop in once in a while to introduce us to their unique products, hoping to become a […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Poppa’s Fresh Fish Company

    Posted on October 4, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    Another seafood vendor for you today! This time it’s Poppa’s Fresh Fish, a vendor that really helps make the Hillcrest Market as incredible as it is. Why? Well, amongst some of the best things about the Hillcrest Market (its energy, its variety, its quality, the people…), is its ability to allow us to open up […]

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  • Vendor Profile: California Fresh Almonds

    Posted on September 26, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    For me, nuts are an ideal snack. They’re easy to travel with, they’re nutritious, and they keep me full and energized for some time. I love it when nature provides us with foods like this! Almonds in particular are my go to snack. And as great as an almond can be on its own, Darrin […]

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  • Vendor Profile: La Isla Ceviche

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    Today I have a Vendor Profile for you- from one of the vendors I love most: La Isla Ceviche! I love this Ceviche all year long, but I especially love this delicacy in this heat! Because what other purchase at the market is as refreshing, as healthy, and as protein packed than ceviche!? Sitting on […]

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  • Preserving Summer

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    We’re already approaching the end of summer. And while the hot weather may linger a few weeks longer, soon we’ll be in long sleeves and scarves again, switching from iced tea to hot tea, and craving heartier, warming soups and stews. Okay, okay. I’m with you. It’s still summer! Let’s not rush these last weeks. […]

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  • Vendor Profile Project: Bitchin’ Sauce!

    Posted on September 6, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    The Bitchin’ Sauce tent seems like a farmers market icon to me. It’s fun, local, and offers samples galore. It cracks me up every time I go over there that the owners, brothers Starr Edwards and Ryan Smith, are so on. What do I mean by on? Well, no matter what time it is, no […]

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  • Foods from Around the World

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    I can only talk so much about the Fabulous Hillcrest Farmers Market. So, this week I’m going to let Yelp do the talking for me. I was thinking about the incredible variety of Ethnic food options available within this market. How lucky are we that we don’t need to travel far to taste authentic flavors […]

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  • How to Choose Ripe Fruit

    Posted on August 23, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    When I was working on a farm up in Northern California it was the first time I had the opportunity to pick fruit right off the tree and eat it straight away. I remember how cool I thought this was. And how crazy it was that I had waited 23 years to taste a fruit […]

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  • Funding Small, Local Food Businesses

    Posted on August 16, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    The following is a part of my final paper for one of my Rady MBA classes last quarter. The title of the paper is “Funding Small, Local Food Businesses.” I meant to post this earlier, as it is unmistakably linked to this farmers market blog I write. I’ve written about the countless benefits that farmers […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Olive Oil Cafe & Gluten Free Pastries

    Posted on August 9, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    Today I have another vendor profile for you…and this vendor specializes in YOU. By that I mean that Frances Quintanilla of Olive Oil Cafe & Gluten Free Pastries makes desserts that satisfy any sweet tooth- whether you’re vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, etc. No more wishing you could have your cake and eat […]

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