• 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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  • How to Efficiently Shop the Market

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

    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 […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Give & Tako

    Posted on June 20, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    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 […]

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  • Market Profiles: Market Managers (Part 2)

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

    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 […]

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