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WATCH THE LOCAL PROS COOK AT THE NORTH PARK FARMERS' MARKET

December 10, 2014 - 12:28pm
Author: 
Brijet M.

It's going to be a bustling day at the North Park Thursday Farmers' Market this week!

Come watch the local pros show you how to cook for Hanukkah this season; Executive Chef and owner Matt Gordon from Urban Solace will be whipping up latkes at 5pm and watch owner Joanne Sherif of Cardamom Cafe demonstrate how to make challah bread at 6pm!

Say HI to the North Park Library and make a free kids holiday craft with Mona Lizzy's Art Studio at the market as well.

Don't forget to shop for dinner and check some holiday gifts off your list too!

See you at the market from 3pm - 7pm!

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

December 9, 2014 - 11:40am
Author: 
Kristen

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!

Now scheduling local talent to play to fun, energetic crowds at our 3 weekly farmers markets in great San Diego neighborhoods! We have a great roster since our musicians tell us they book a lot of gigs with people they meet at markets, sell CDs and benefit from shopper donations. (Weekday market musicians get a small stipend in Market Money good at any booth.) 

Email Kristen at vendor@sdweeklymarkets.com with a link to your music to join now! We are very community and family friendly, and love supporting  local musicians! 

Do note, musicians need to be available to play market hours open to close, with approriate breaks between sets.

PACIFIC BEACH FARMERS' MARKET Every Tuesday 2 pm - 7 pm

on Bayard Street between Garnet and Grand

NORTH PARK FARMERS' MARKET Every Thursday, 3pm - 7pm

on Herman Avenue between North Park Way and University

LITTLE ITALY MERCATO Every Saturday 8 am to 2 pm

on West Cedar Street between Kettner and Front

Book Signing & Kids Crafts at the Market!

November 19, 2014 - 2:48pm
Author: 
Brijet M.

Join us at the North Park Farmers' Market this Thursday, November 20th from 3pm - 7pm

Chef Nathan Lyon will be at the market signing and selling copies of his amazing new cookbook: Great Food Starts Fresh! Come chat with the Chef, check out his recipes and shop for fresh produce from our local farmers to cook at home. This book makes a great holiday gift too, so pick up an extra copy for someone on your list! 

Bring the kids to the market too! Mona Lizzy's Art Studio will be on site making festive fall nature crowns! Just bring a sense of creativity- this craft is free for the kids! 

Shop for fresh local produce, grab groceries for your Thanksgiving feast next week and pick up a special gift. The North Park Market is the place to be on Thursdays! 

 

North Park Thursday Farmers' Market

3pm - 7pm, Rain-or-Shine, Year-Round

FALL FOR PERSIMMONS

November 5, 2014 - 2:25pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Persimmons are popping up at the North Park Thursday Farmers' Market and we can't get enough! They are versatile enough to eat raw, cooked, baked and dehydrated.

Buy these delicious orange fruits from Smit Farms, gather spinach and beets from Suzie's Farm and make an easy salad. Saute slices of persimmons and add them to your oatmeal in the morning, or try this persimmon bread. Make some oven-dried persimmons for a quick snack!

Don't miss out on this great fall crop we love here in Southern California! 

MAKE SPOOKY TREATS

October 29, 2014 - 11:36am
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Gather ingredients from the North Park Farmers' Market to make healthy treats for all your ghouls and goblins before they head out for trick-or-treating this Friday night.

Substitute fresh pumpkins from J.R. Organics and locally grown apples from R&L Farms in this healthy muffin recipe to serve on Friday morning. To keep their hands out of the candy bags, offer up these persimmon cookies using Paradise Valley Ranch's persimmons and orange juice for the icing. Incorporate these tasty treats and have a sweet Halloween! 

The North Park Farmers' Market is open until 7pm every Thursday evening, all year long! Don't worry, we turn on the lights when the sun goes down so you can still shop for everything on your grocery list! 

GET PUMPED FOR POMEGRANATES!

October 22, 2014 - 2:56pm
Author: 
Brijet M.

Pomegranates from Paradise Valley Ranch and R&L Farms at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market add a festive splash of color to any recipe!

Use Charlie's Best Bread French bread, pastured eggs and apples from Smit Farms for this pomegranate apple bread pudding. Spoon pomegranate seeds over a cheesecake made with Springhill Cheese Company’s organic quark, or use them in stuffing for a roast chicken from Da-Le Ranch.

Enjoy the beauty and flavor of the pomegranate this season at the North Park Farmers' Market!

COME SEE THE KIWI

October 16, 2014 - 12:48pm
Author: 
Catt W

The season's first Kiwi fruit is at this week's North Park Farmers' Market! 

Grab a few at the Smit Farms booth, along with a bag of golden raisins; add chunks of avocado from Paradise Valley Ranch and toss with spinach from JR Organics for an easy salad.

Speaking of easy, we love these tips for cutting and peeling that fuzzy brown fruit! (But let the kids see them first, most of them are fascinated with food they can pet.) See the kiwi this Thursday! 

Get Your Apple a Day at the North Park Thursday Farmers' Market!

September 17, 2014 - 3:17pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Apple season is in full swing at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market and you can find different varieties at R&L Farms and Smit Farms, including the newest addition: Honeycrisp! (our favorite!)

Enjoy apple wedges dipped in almond butter from Hopkins AG, or make a sweet treat by drizzling them with orange blossom honey from Meljess Bees honey. Make a grilled cheese that’s sure to please with French bread from Charlie's Best Bread, fresh butter and cheddar cheese from Springhill Cheese Company, and thinly sliced apples- we like to add a handful of arugula from Suzie’s Farm just before we put the sandwich together.

Don't forget to tuck these healthy fruits in the kids' lunchboxes!

You may need more than just an apple a day!

SCORE A SLAM DUNK!

September 11, 2014 - 4:50pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

When we see crunchy vegetables like celery, carrots, broccoli, baby squash, Japanese turnips and radishes at the North Park Thursday Farmers’ Market, we get the urge to dunk!

Dip them in raw, vegan, flavor packed spreads from Majestic Garlic (cilantro-jalapeno is our favorite), in spicy habanero hummus from Baba Foods, or smoky Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce. Pick up Ari's Greek yogurt and your favorite fresh herbs for this healthy dip. Load up on crisp vegetables from your favorite farmers and get dippin’.

It’s crunch time!

MAKE NEW FRIENDS AT THE NORTH PARK FARMERS' MARKET

August 20, 2014 - 4:49pm
Author: 
Brijet Myers

Cruise the North Park Farmers' Market this Thursday, and you'll see some friendly new faces! Check out our newest additions and get ready for a delicious afternoon at the market.

The Pie Joint serves up pie pops and mini-pies for your delight! Try them with a cup of cold brew from Ladies & Gentlemen Coffee Roasters and take home a bag of beans and a slick canteen to tote around too! Pick up a vegan sandwich from Hummingbird Huddle (and grab a vegan donut while you're there) or try a new Surf N Turf Burrito from El Sabroso Taqueria.

There's always something new at the North Park Market!