• 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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  • Market Profiles: Market Managers

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

    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 […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Stop Shop and Roll

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    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 […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Suzie’s Farm

    Posted on May 22, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    I have written about Suzie’s Farm so many times on this blog. I feel lucky to have a lot of close friends who work for the farm and so as soon as I moved to San Diego I became really familiar with Suzie’s. I have been to farm tours, farm pot lucks, I have participated […]

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  • Open Face Sammies with the Kids

    Posted on May 15, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    Here are some photos from last month’s Kid Chef Series. The last Sunday of April we made open face sandwiches with the kids. The vendors, as always, were happy to donate some delicious foods to the event. See below- we had Prager Brothers country loaf, Guac Shac guacamole, Freskos sun dried tomato feta dip, Majestic […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Freskos

    Posted on May 7, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    So the vendor I want to talk about today is the vendor I’ve known the longest. When I first came to San Diego, my first job was at a bakery in Pacific Beach called the French Gourmet. Every day a really sweet man would come by and buy some of our fresh baked baguettes. I […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Made in Brazil Snack Foods

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

    I had the opportunity (again) to speak with Guilherme Almeida of Made in Brazil Snack Foods. He is one of the nicest men I’ve ever conversed with- for real. So giving and so gracious. As I said in my first post about him, what I get most from Guiherme is passion. He was able to […]

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  • Vendor Profile: Skinfolk

    Posted on April 22, 2014 by Market Girl in Market Girl.

    Not only do I love her products, but I love her business name. Skinfolk. What a great name for Tisha Howell’s business that is all about natural and healing skin products. I am so inspired by Tisha. As her website says, “I am completely Spirit, Ancestor, LOVE and self-taught. I have taken a few classes […]

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