When I was WWOOFing a few years back in Plymouth, Ca, I had the opportunity to harvest walnuts. The farm I was working on had 7 mature walnut trees that needed to be harvested while I was there. My friend and I went around and picked the walnuts off the ground from the shade under the trees. The […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I know I say this a lot- that “so and so” vendor is one of my favorites. And it’s true! I have so many Hillcrest Market favorite vendors! My tastes change week after week and I love how no matter what it is, I am sure to satisfy my craving Sunday mornings. But this vendor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Summer calls for many things including ocean swimming without a wetsuit, beach bonfires, late night bike rides, and as much stone fruit as one can possibly eat. But to me, what most represents summer is ice cream. Who cares if you want to have ice cream for lunch dessert, or even if you want to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As I sit in this cafe writing this post, I am listening to Sister Speak‘s album, Rise Up for Love. And I am loving every second of it. Between Sherri Anne’s voice, the beautifully soothing guitar, and the lyrics, I sit here completely relaxed and ready to share this interview with you. I saw Sister […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hi! Happy Fourth of July Weekend! As we all know, this coming weekend is all about friends, family, music, fireworks, beer, and spending as much time outside as possible. But, I think most of us would largely associate this holiday with food! Delicious picnics and BBQs, fresh fruit, and red, white, and blue desserts! In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Let’s face it: the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market can be overwhelming. Between the many produce vendors and the delicious smells from prepared food tents, it can be hard to decide what to do first. Not only that, but when so many fruits and vegetables look delicious, it can be hard to limit yourself to a reasonable […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The vendors at the Hillcrest Market not only come with a great story and serve delicious food; some of the vendors are mesmerizingly fun to watch. For example, have you seen Give & Tako, one of the newer vendors at the market? Give & Tako was started by Atsuko Matsumura and they serve a really […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A farmers’ market may look informal, with all the tents temporarily set up for just a few hours… But after talking to Mark and David, market managers, I learned they are anything but. There is SO much that goes on behind the scenes- scheduling, organizing…rescheduling. Making sure everyone is happy! If you missed last week’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In my excitement to introduce the fabulous Hillcrest Vendors, I have neglected to introduce the guys who bring this whole market together week after week. You’ve probably seen David and Mark Larson walking around the market with their blue shirts and straw hats. They have been managing the market since the beginning. David and Mark […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t exactly enjoy spending time at the mall. It’s stuffy, smells of perfume, and in my opinion there are just too many options. Plus I have trouble finding anything that is truly unique! That’s why I appreciate businesses like Stop Shop and Roll, a fashion truck that travels from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.