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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.