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Growing Like Needs

January 18, 2011 - 3:30pm
Chris S



Last fall the North Park Farmers' Market outgrew its longtime home in the CVS parking lot and spilled out into Herman Street, all the way from North Park Way to University Street.  That’s allowed us to add quite a few new vendors, including Kawano Farms, Paradise Valley Ranch, Cornbread Daddy, Cookie Chew, Rockstar Preserves, Lone Oak Ranch and Salt Farm, to name just a few.


We’ve got a few more spots to fill before the busy spring season begins; if you have a need for something we're missing, drop us a line. If you're a farmer with a great crop, or a local artisan food producer, send us an email and we'll send you an application. If you’ve got a passion for great local foods and a great idea, we want to talk to you. Our Farmer Market 101 class on Febuary 1 will teach you all the ins and outs of getting started. Send us an email at for more information. 


Feel the Beet at Your Favorite Market

January 11, 2011 - 2:46pm
Chris Smyczek




"The beet is the most intense of all vegetables," according to novelist Tom Robbins.

We've been using the beet in our ads, on our t-shirts and in our pithy newsletter headlines forever. So we're right there with Suzie's Farm in wondering if the beet will forever go on. 

Catch the beet at Suzie's here, along with their Borscht recipes:


Sweet & Tendril

January 4, 2011 - 11:47am
Catt W

SWEET AND TENDRIL In most areas of the country, sweet pea tendrils don't turn up until the spring, but with San Diego's fantastically long growing season we're already seeing them at our farmers' markets courtesy of Suzies Farm. The tender shoots are wonderful on sandwiches, to add a little crunch to bruschetta or as a bed under sauteed scallops. Cooked them gently in a stir fry, saute with garlic and a little butter to use as a side dish, or whirl into a pretty green coulis to drizzle over your favorite grilled fish from Poppa's.