• 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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  • Walnuts

    Posted on August 2, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    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 […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Asana Foods

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

    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 […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Na Pali Coast Frozen Organics

    Posted on July 19, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    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 […]

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  • Sister Speak

    Posted on July 10, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    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 […]

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  • Fourth of July Recipes

    Posted on July 3, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    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 […]

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