Farmers Market kicks off on June 1! ¡Comida deliciosa, muchas actividades para los niños, y tamales!

Delicious local food, tons of children’s activities, and TAMALES! It is that time of year again. June is approaching which means our local farmers are getting ready to sell their produce at our Pescadero Grown Farmer’s Market! June 1st is the big day. From 3-7 PM there will be a number of activities happening, some new, some old. In one corner, you will see DJ Larry playing the crowd’s favorite tunes. All spread around, you will see our local vendors set up waiting to talk to you. There will be our fruit and veggie vendors such as Blue House FarmFly Girl FarmFarmageddon, and Pie Ranch. There will be LeftCoast GrassFed selling local beef and pork. We will have tinctures, salves, and soaps by Steadfast Herbs. Jams and jellies from Spread the Love. The HMB Library will be present throughout the season providing childcare activities.

On top of these activities, since we have a new location with a lot more space, we are going to have soccer goals and balls, a volleyball net, badminton, and a marbles table set up EVERY market. We are really trying to make this a community event and get the kiddos active. The sports equipment isn’t just for the kids though – we encourage the adults to come to the market too for a pickup game. To celebrate opening day, PUENTE will be giving out tamales to those who attend the farmers’ market. The market is also having opportunities to win prizes! There will be Fitbit drawings at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 6:00 pm! Are you seeing a theme here? We want our community being active and eating healthy food! There also will be a drawing for a mini iPad at 6:30 pm.

Does buying organic food put a strain on your wallet? The truth is it does for a lot of us. If you’re a community member of the South Coast (Pescadero, San Gregorio, La Honda, and Loma Mar) and consider yourself low-income, you might qualify for our Pescadero Grown tokens program. For low-income individuals and families we offer a dollar for dollar match up to $20 at every market. You give the market manager $20 and she will hand you back $40 in tokens. This is to put healthy food in your fridge! We double CalFresh and WIC as well.

If you have any questions about this program or anything to do with the farmers’ market, including becoming a vendor, please contact Charlea Binford at [email protected]. We hope to see you there- don’t miss out on a good time!

Note: The farmers’ market’s new address is 350 Stage Rd. It’s across the street from the Pescadero Community  Church!

Many thanks to TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation and POST for their support for the market.

Become a weekly supporter of Puente’s Farmer’s Market for $20 each week, $80 each month or $460 for the 2017 season (June 1st – November 2nd). Your generous support will help our low income neighbors be able to purchase twice as much of the local, healthy foods offered at the market. Support our Farmer’s Market and our Community Building efforts here and designate Friends of Pescadero Grown.

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And That’s All Folks

Hello faithful market goers,

This is it- we’ve been counting down- our last market is here. We weren’t going to let the weather get us down last week by ending the market during a rain storm and our fingers are crossed that the weatherperson is right about a beautiful Thursday afternoon coming our way. It’s our tradition to spend our last market by celebrating Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday where we celebrate those who have passed before us. The last market is always the best because we go all out. There will be an altar, created by the community (marigolds everywhere) open for anyone who wants to bring photos or an item that represents someone who has passed. We’ll have a labyrinth there for those who want to walk through it and have time to reflect. We’ll be serving chocolate caliente (hot chocolate) and pan de muerto (day of the dead bread) as well to fill your bellies with something warm.

AND all our vendors are coming to end the market with a bang! We’ll have Blue House Farm, Farmageddon, Fly Girl Farm, State Street Honey, Pie Ranch, Left Coast Grass Fed, Steadfast Herbs, and Open Eye Creations! On top of that we have our bike repair booth as usual, DJ Larry Trujillo spinning vinyl, and the resource conservation district coming as well. It’s going to be a full house people!!

A big thank you to Puente for hosting the market. Thank you to all sponsors/donors of the market- especially TomKat Ranch and POST. Thank you Cindy Simms and Kate and Jeff Haas for letting us use your space. Thank you to all of you that came and supported your local farmers, artisians, and musicians. Thank you to the farmers who made it out to sell to us every week. Thank you to those who made the market such a beautiful community gathering. It’s such a privledge to work and live and be part of this community. Just thank you to everyone!

So Thursday. You know the deal. See you there. Enjoy your winter. Don’t forget about us- we’ll be back again in June.

Signing out,

Your faithful market manager.

 

Market Canceled This Week!

Hello there!

Been hearing about a storm coming this Thursday? Yea, us too. We want to save you all from a wet, uncomfortable trip to the market so we decided to postpone one week. Our last market and our Day of the Dead celebration will be held at the same time, same place on November 3rd. Expect lots of veggies, honey, meat, art, tinctures, bike repair- AND an altar to celebrate those who have past AND a labyrinth for time to reflect AND a DJ so you can get your groove on.

Postponing a week just creates more excitement right? See you all on the third!

 

And Then There Were Two…

Hi Pesky folks!

So we got some rain! Hooray for our farmers! Hopefully they got all their dry beans and squash out before the rain. This probably means no more tomatoes (if there are some it would be this week so you better come!) All of our fingers are crossed for a wet winter for you farmers and ranchers.

Two more markets- this feels like the fastest season we’ve had so far! Every and her bike repair booth is back this week- after being gone for two weeks I’m sure she’ll have a lot of bikes brought in these last two markets so if you need a tune up, I’d bring your bike in early!

Our faithful vendors Blue House Farm and Fly Girl Farm are holding strong and making it to the market this week. Flowers are still booming at Fly Girl and Blue House is bringing a myriad of veggies (as usual). Open Eye Creations will also be attending and bringing her beautiful driftwood art. Holidays are around the corner… think about Christmas presents people!!

HMB Library is making their final appearance at the market. Legos, button making, and free books!

Music wise- Locals Pelican Duo will be getting down with the stand up bass and the acoustic guitar.

Here at Puente we appreciate all of you who support us- and your local farmers, ranchers, and musicians. Thank you.

Hope to see you this Thursday Pesky people!