Last Local’s Concert!

September is here and I can’t believe it. Summer is over, school has started, and our schedules are all getting a little busier- but we still have to go grocery shopping sometime right? There is delicious produce still growing here in Pesky that will last us through the Fall and you can buy it here and save yourself a trip over the hill.

We have only two more months of the market left. This week we’ll be throwing our last Local’s Concert of the season. We still have a couple slots open if you’re interested in playing! Here’s the lineup so far.

3-4 Every Day, our bike mechanic, doing karaoke

4-4:30 Walker Watson

4:30-5 OPEN

5-5:30 OPEN

5:30-6 Michaela O’Connor

6-6:30 Mia Riddle (Blue House Farm) and Jeff Stultz

6:30-7 Marie Narisco

One of those open slots could be yours! If you’re interested, contact the market manager at [email protected]

Markegard Family GrassFed will be joining us at the market. I’ve been missing the variety in their meat- beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. Make sure you don’t miss out- a lot of you have been asking when they would be coming back! Blue House Farm is coming to the market and are still bringing their melons- which is a limited time only kind of produce so take advantage!! Farmageddon started bringing their delicious apples last week and promised they will be here in markets to come. Fly Girl Farm will also be attending the market and Airielle Love told me that they are excited about bringing, “beautiful basil, arugula, and tomatoes!!”

The Half Moon Bay Library will be coming to entertain the kiddos and POST will be tabling at the market. Again, thanks to POST for being one of farmers’ market sponsors!

We’re still doubling your money up to $20 through our token program (if you don’t know what this is- find us at the Puente booth and ask us!)

Come buy some groceries, be a part of our crafts table, and MAYBE, just maybe, sign yourself up to be a part of our last local’s concert of the season.

See you all this Thursday!.

Melons and Flower Bombs

Another successful market last week! Thanks for all those who came out and supported the farmers and cheered on the different musicians who performed. I was blown away by Osvaldo on the accordion! We have another great market planned out this week for you.

The vendor lineup this week is a good one. We have Blue House Farm coming and I’m excited to say they are bringing melons!! I’ve been waiting for these. Come and try these sweet, sweet cantaloupes. Fly Girl Farm will be coming. Right now I’m looking at the bouquet they made me last week- filled with sunflowers, bells of Ireland, dahlias, and status. So beautiful. Farmageddon is also joining us. They’ve been bringing pickled green beans- yum. Then last, but not least, we have State Street Honey. I know Todd is getting close to running out of honey for the year so this would be the market to stock up before he runs out!

We’re welcoming back DJ AntiDope to the market. This will be his second year providing tunes for us- I remember last year I couldn’t stop dancing. He provides family friendly tunes with a touch of hip hop influence.

Sonrisas Dental Clinic will be attending the market. It’s probably that time for all of us to throw out our toothbrushes and pick up a new one- don’t forget some floss too.

The children’s activity is a GREAT one this week. Ms. Mona from Pie Ranch will be coming to the market. We’ll be setting up a blender bike (so you all will get some exercise), but we’re not making smoothies this time. We’ll be making a paper paste in which we’ll turn into flower bombs. Don’t know what a flower bomb is? You’ll have to come to the market to find out.

Remember that Every and the bike repair station will not be at the market this week. Don’t lug your bikes to the market!

Can’t wait to see you all already. Remember- there will be cantaloupes this week!.

Celebration Week

Another week, another market! I’ve seen the farmers deep in the fields, dodging thistles, sweating, tanning, harvesting food to bring, sell, and showcase to the community. Every time I bite into a strawberry or tomato, I savor it, thinking of the effort put into harvesting this precious abundance of organic produce. It’s not farmers appreciation week, but every week should be so I want to say thank you to all the farmers and farmworkers in the community who work everyday on bringing the freshest produce to our tables. Their work goes undervalued, underappreciated, and most definitely underpaid. This coming market is dedicated to you.

To celebrate the majority of the people in this community we’ve decided to bring you variety in the music this week! Kicking off the market and playing the first half will local Larry Trujillo. His DJing skills always finds the crowd dancing or singing along to the music. He has a variety of artists in his collection so don’t be timid to request a song! The second half of the market, our good friend Miguel Ortega will be playing for us. Miguel, a local farmworker, and his friend Margarito played for us last year and blew us away! This year joining them will be one of Puente’s very own youth staff, Osvoldo! Osvoldo will be making his big debut on the accordion and the keyboard (he’s 14). We’re excited to be able to hear these musicians perform and I hope to see you all at the market supporting and cheering (and dancing!!)

We have our veterans vendors returning to the market. Blue House Farm will be attending- they promised me corn will be coming in a couple weeks and melons shortly after that. I honestly can’t wait for those sweet, sweet melons. Next we have Fly Girl Farms. This is where you’ll find good deals on mass amounts of tomatoes (it’s time to start canning people!!) Then rounding the market out is Farmageddon who really  have some tasty eggs. Last week, I bought their beets and I made a beet salad yesterday- delicious!!

Half Moon Bay Library will be coming to have fun with the rowdy market kids. We’re thankful to have them so often at our market! Some things to note about future markets: Every, our bike mechanic, will not be attending the 8/27 market. If you’re in need of a repair either bring your bike this week or wait two more! Also, September 3rd, we’re having a our second and last Local’s Concert at the market. This means anyone in our South Coast community who would like to perform at the market in anyway will have the chance to do so in a few weeks. Slots are thirty minutes long and you can take one solo, split it with someone, or split it with several people. Half the slots are filled- one being Every singing karaoke to kick off the market. So if you have some jokes, poetry, or an instrumental ability to share please contact [email protected]

Lots of exciting events coming up- it all starts this Thursday at the market! See you there!.

Halfway Mark of our Season!

That’s right- summer is flying by and we’re already at our halfway point of the season. That means we have 11 markets left- 11 more weeks where we have easily accessible local produce and have our refrigerators filled with things like tomatoes, melons, eggs, fish, and meat. 11 more weeks to have an area to gather with our friends, listen to live music, support our local farmers, and bring the kiddos to be a part of stimulating activities. 11 more weeks- it’ll pass by before we know it. I expect to see all of you South Coast veggie lovin rascals at the rest of the markets!

Since it is our halfway mark of the season, we thought we would provide you all with lots of different vendors to choose from. We have Blue House Farm and Fly Girl Farm rocking the double stands filled with every color imaginable. Tomatoes are here and it’s time to start canning! Sauces, salsas, pastes… it always seems like a lot of work, but I’m always SO happy to have those things through the winter. There will be summer squash, pardon peppers, beans, beans, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, berries galore, and the prettiest flower bouquets I’ve ever seen. Now Farmageddon I have a sweet spot for because they bring the eggs! Chicken, duck, and goose eggs- if you’ve never tried a duck or goose egg, they’re super rich and honestly my favorite thing sold at the market.

Bringing the protein will be Left Coast GrassFed. They always bring a variety of different cuts (that grazed only a mile down the road.) I personally love the skirt steaks. Then lastly, Stuckey’s Sustainable Fish will be joining us. They just wrote me telling me some of the fish they will be bringing which includes: local white sea bass, halibut, yellow tail, and of course SALMON- king salmon, coho, and sock eye will be available (unless mother nature has another idea.) If you want to preorder your fish to make sure it will be at the market, you can call 650-290-8191 and leave a message by Wednesday. Another good idea is to get to the market early or people like the market manager might get to the best stuff first…

MUSIC AND GUESTS

It’s the week before school starts for some and we snuck in one of our favorite teachers/musicians just in the nick of time. The John Henry Band will be returning to provide some tunes. Joining him is local Rob Christian who will be playing the stand up bass and he told me there’s a possibility that a fiddler might join them.

La Honda local, Liz Gatt, will be returning to the market to take on children activities. Last time she came she was a hit making jellyfish out of cups and paperclips and she ran out of supplies. She told us how much she loves Pintrest and finding fun/creative activities for kiddos and we know she’ll do the that this week as well!

Don’t forget about bringing your bike in for a tune up! We celebrated Every’s birthday last week so if you see her tell her happy late birthday!!

See you this Thursday! Come celebrate what an awesome community we have!!.