Alpine Farmers Market Fresh News 9-29-14

Beautiful Weather Brings NEW GOODIES

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The seasons are changing and the sun is still shining this Tuesday in Alpine!  What better way to enjoy this beautiful weather than exploring all of the new vendors at the Alpine Farmers Market?

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Alpine Farmers MarketDear Friends,

The cooler weather has brought a new season of vendors to the Market this week!  Baba foods joins us along with Breeze Cupcakes and more.  Take advantage of the perfect temperature and head over to the Alpine Farmers Market for a fall afternoon of shopping, tasting and listening to Gus Mezza perform live!

Remember to bring an ice chest in your car or on wheels so you can enjoy a nice dinner made fresh for you right at the market.  Also, keep in mind that MORE PARKING is always available in the First Baptist Church parking lot across from the Alpine Farmers Market.

Alpine Farmers Market … Make it a weekly habit.  Let’s go Shopping!
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See You There,
Lindsay Brookshire and Andrew Darnelle – Managers
619-993-3745
1929 Arnold Way, Alpine CA 91901 at Bethel Church, Corner of Tavern & Arnold

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 Remember, the Alpine Farmers Market accepts CREDIT CARDS and EBT! Come to the Managers booth for more information.

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Baba’s Back!

Baba Foods Joins us at the Alpine Farmers Market

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Baba Foods is a Market favorite and they will be joining us this Tuesday!  If you have not tried Baba Foods dips before, you are in for a delicious treat.  Their freshly made hummus is out of this world!  Stop by their booth and taste test all of their gourmet hummus and dips.

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We produce our delicious hummus and pita chips in the beautiful city of San Diego.  Our products are a delicious and healthy alternative to commonly used condiments such as mayonnaise, sour cream, and butter, and are great for serving at parties as they are always fresh and ready to serve. You can buy our products at the Alpine Farmers Market in Southern California.” - Baba Foods

Campo Creek Ranch and the Honey People Return!

slide3Campo Creek Ranch brings All-Natural Grass-Fed Angus and Angus-Cross cattle, Heritage Breed Hogs, Poultry, Lamb and Rabbit that are raised at their ranch in Campo!  They have been out of product for tfe last 2 weeks, but they are BACK with all new products this week.  Stop by their booth at the Market today to see what’s NEW

 

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The Honey People are back from vacation this week with all of your “Bee Needs”!  They offer a variety of local honey, bee pollen, and honey products.  Their Citrus Honey is a Market favorite!

 

LIVE MUSIC, Children’s Activities, Fresh Meals, Shopping and MORE

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The Alpine Farmers Market is the PERFECT place to spend a relaxing Tuesday afternoon!  With a live concert by Gus Mezza, freshly cooked dinner by La Playitas, children’s activities and tons of amazing vendors for shopping, there’s no better place to go tomorrow night.  The Alpine Farmers Market has a little something for everyone!

 

Put Your $ Where Your <3 is…Shop Local at the Alpine Farmers Market!

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The Fresh Market Recipe of the Week is…

An Afternoon of Fun and Flavor

hamlow_ranches_2_opt (2)What You Will Need and Where to Find it:
  • 1 Market Table for Relaxing
  • 1 Order of delicious tacos (La Playitas)
  • 2 Market Shopping Bags (filled with amazing produce, meats, hot sauce, salsa, jewelry, honey and so much more from our fantastic vendors)
  • 1 Fresh Lemonade (Luscious Lemonades)
  • A relaxed and refreshed attitude (Easily found at the Alpine Farmers Market)

With the beautiful weather we have this week, we hope you take some time to shop, eat and enjoy all the the Alpine Farmers Market has to offer.  The Market isn’t just the place to shop for fresh produce, meats and goods, it is a destination.

Live music and fun fill the air every Tuesday from 3-7pm…see you there!

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Alpine Farmers Market CLOSED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT 9-16-14

The Market will be CLOSED 9-16-14 due to EXTREME HEAT CONDITIONS.

Heat-pic-191x300 We will be OPEN 9-23-14…See You Then!

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Alpine Farmers MarketDear Friends,

We are so sorry to announce that due to the EXTREME HEAT CONDITIONS predicted for tomorrow, the Alpine Farmers Market will be closed Tuesday 9-16-14.  We do not want to melt our AMAZING vendors and all of their DELICIOUS FRESH PRODUCE that they work so hard to bring to us each week.  We thank you for understanding.  We WILL BE OPEN next Tuesday 9-23-14, so please come out and support all of our local vendors!

We understand that this is an inconvenience to all of our fantastic customers that were looking forward to picking up their Market favorites tomorrow, so please print the COUPON below and bring it with you Tuesday 9-23-14 for EXTRA SAVINGS on all of your favorite items!  Thank you for supporting the Market. Remember, healthy bodies equal healthy minds, shop local each Tuesday at the Alpine Farmers Market!

Alpine Farmers Market … Make it a weekly habit.  Let’s go Shopping!
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See You There,
Lindsay Brookshire and Andrew Darnelle – Managers
619-993-3745
1929 Arnold Way, Alpine CA 91901 at Bethel Church, Corner of Tavern & Arnold

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 Here is a Little SNEAK PEAK into Next Week’s Market 9-23-14!

The heat may have put us on hold for a week, but next Tuesday will be so worth the wait.  We have amazing new vendors joining us and delicious new additions!  Don’t miss all of the excitement next Tuesday from 3-7pm.

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Put Your $ Where Your <3 is…Shop Local at the Alpine Farmers Market!

From the Eyes of a 4 Year Old – Alpine Farmers Market Fresh News 9-8-14

See What Little Miss Courtney Joanne Has to Say About the Alpine Farmers Market


 
We wanted to begin this weeks “Fresh News” by sharing this adorable video created for us by one of our young Market goers, Courtney and her Dad, Tom Skinner.  Courtney is a regular at our Market and loves to chat with all of our vendors, taste the newest fresh fruits and she especially loves to sample 5150′s Cookies & Cream Nut butter!  We love seeing Courtney play, explore and dance to our live music each week.  Last week, our musician Gus Mezza invited Courtney to sing her favorite song to our shoppers and it was cute beyond words…see for yourself in the video above!

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Alpine Farmers MarketDear Friends,

We hope you enjoyed our new video featuring our adorable little Market shopper, Courtney!  This week, we are featuring a delicious recipe that is perfect for the upcoming transition to Fall, Quick Farmers Market Pasta.  Pick up some of the fresh Market ingredients from our local Farmers as you browse through the Market and explore all of our fantastic vendors!  Rideout Bistro Oils will be back this week along with all of your favorite weekly vendors including Luscious Lemonades, Mt.Hempire, Craig Hobbs Honey, Evolution Dog Treats and so many more.  Shop local, support local with the Alpine Farmers Market!

Remember to bring an ice chest in your car or on wheels so you can enjoy a nice dinner made fresh for you right at the market.  Also, keep in mind that MORE PARKING is always available in the First Baptist Church parking lot across from the Alpine Farmers Market.

Alpine Farmers Market … Make it a weekly habit.  Let’s go Shopping!
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See You There,
Lindsay Brookshire and Andrew Darnelle – Managers
619-993-3745
1929 Arnold Way, Alpine CA 91901 at Bethel Church, Corner of Tavern & Arnold

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 Remember, the Alpine Farmers Market accepts CREDIT CARDS and EBT! Come to the Managers booth for more information.

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Help us reach our NEW GOAL!

1 SHIRT = 1 LB of Locally Grown Produce Donated to a Local Organization
 

20140902_191705-1Last week, we were able to donate 8 lbs of fresh produce to the Alpine Food Bank thanks to all of our shoppers who purchased shirts.  Our goal this Tuesday is to donate 10 more lbs!  You can help us reach this goal by stopping by our booth and buying your favorite style of T-shirt!  If you do not want to take home a shirt, you can also participate in the donation process by adding to our donations jar.

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For every shirt sold at the Alpine Farmers Market, 1 pound of locally grown produce will be donated to the Alpine Food Bank.  Shopping Local at the Alpine Farmers Market really does mean Supporting Local!

 

20140902_173514-1Corn Cups and Fruit Cups by Luscious Lemonades

Luscious Lemonades, a patron favorite is happy to announce that they will now be serving fruit cups and corn cups along with all of your favorite lemonades.  Stop by Luscious Lemonades booth tomorrow and give these delicious snacks a try!

 

 

alpine-farmers-market-concertLIVE MUSIC by Local Aspiring Artist, Austin!

Austin is a young aspiring artist from Alpine and he will be performing live for us at the Market this week.  You may have seen him performing outside of Albertsons or at the Hard Rock downtown!  Grab a seat under a Market umbrella and listen to Austin perform this Tuesday.

 
 

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Put Your $ Where Your <3 is…Shop Local at the Alpine Farmers Market!

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The Fresh Market Recipe of the Week is…

“Quick Farmers Market Pasta”

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of www.FoodNetwork.com

I came across this recipe on the Food Network and couldn’t help my stomach from rumbling!  What better way to use fresh Alpine Farmers Market ingredients than to mix them into a light, delicious pasta? I have upgraded the recipe a little bit to incorporate even more of our delicious Market ingredients…YUM!  Find the original recipe HERE.

What You Will Need and Where to Find it:

 

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  • 3 cloves garlic (Majestic Garlic)
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes (Rancho Chico)
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed (for an extra delicious kick, try Rideout Bistro Oil’s Meyer Lemon Olive Oil)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 pound loose pork sausage (Sage Mountain Farms)
  • 2 to 3 small zucchini, sliced (Sage Mountain Farms)
  • 1 Yellow Crookneck Squash, star squash or any other squash, sliced (Sage Mountain Farms)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 bunch fresh lemon basil leaves (Sage Mountain Farms)

 

Let’s Get Cooking!

 

In a large heavy saute pan add the sliced garlic and the clusters of cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with the Meyer Lemon olive oil (or regular olive oil) and season with salt and pepper. Put the pan over low-medium heat on the stove top and cook slowly until the tomatoes are just about falling apart and their juices have been extracted into the olive oil forming a nice sauce, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve a few roasted tomatoes for garnish.  Puree or squash the remaining tomatoes in the pan, with a spoon, so you have nice chunky pieces of tomato in all the delicious tomato juice and olive oil. Stir in the sugar. This will be the sauce for the pasta.

In a large saute pan heat a 3-count of olive oil (or Meyer Lemon olive oil) and saute the loose pork sausage until brown and caramelized. Remove and set aside on a plate while you cook the zucchini and crookneck squash. To the same pan add some more olive oil (or Meyer Lemon olive oil) and saute the zucchini and Crookneck Squash until caramelized around the edges, about 3 minutes. Add the sausage back to the pan and toss in pasta and the tomato sauce. Mix well over high heat to ensure everything is heated through and evenly coated. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter.

To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan (optional), basil leaves and top with a the roasted cherry tomatoes that you set aside.

Enjoy! 
Find the original version of this recipe and more at www.foodnetwork.com

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We thank you for your continued support of the Alpine Farmers Market!  Please tell all of your friends about this great weekly event.  Spread the word by “Liking Us” on Facebook, subscribing to our Fresh News or by forwarding our emails to your friends.

 

 

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LIVE MUSIC, FRESH FISH and More! Alpine Farmers Market Fresh News 9-1-14

LIVE MUSIC at the Alpine Farmers Market

gus-mezza-alpine-farmers-marketThe Alpine Farmers Market isn’t just an outdoor Market full of vendors and produce, it is a dinner destination, a live music venue and an activity-filled fair!  This week, Gus Mezza will be performing LIVE at the Market.  Order a delicious hot meal from La Playitas, grab a seat under a Market umbrella with your family and enjoy Gus’s performance while the kids dance and play.  Of course, all of our amazing vendors will be fun to explore as well!  It’s the perfect way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon!

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Alpine Farmers MarketDear Friends,

This week at the Alpine Farmers Market is going to be an event you do not want to miss!  Some of our most requested vendors are BACK including Evolution Dog Treats, Breeze Cupcakes and FATHOM FIVE FISH.  Gus Mezza’s live music will fill the air and the smell of La Playitas cooking delicious mexican food delicacies will make your mouth water.  Shop local and support local businesses at the Alpine Farmers Market!

Remember to bring an ice chest in your car or on wheels so you can enjoy a nice dinner made fresh for you right at the market.  Also, keep in mind that MORE PARKING is always available in the First Baptist Church parking lot across from the Alpine Farmers Market.

Alpine Farmers Market … Make it a weekly habit.  Let’s go Shopping!
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See You There,
Lindsay Brookshire and Andrew Darnelle – Managers
619-993-3745
1929 Arnold Way, Alpine CA 91901 at Bethel Church, Corner of Tavern & Arnold

 

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FRESH FISH is Back at the Alpine Farmers Market!

1280px-Halibut_and_salmon_fillets Matt from Fathom Five Fish Co will be back at the Market TOMORROW! We are extremely excited to have Matt back at the Alpine Farmers Market with all of his FRESH FISH. He has been away in Alaska fishing for a few months and we know you all have missed him, so come by tomorrow and pick up your fresh fish!

 

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1 SHIRT = 1 LB of Locally Grown Produce Donated to a Local Organization
 
This “drink local” shirt, along with 2 other styles by locally grown clothing co. will be available tomorrow next to the Managers Booth.  For every shirt sold at the Alpine Farmers Market, 1 pound of locally grown produce will be donated to the Alpine Food Bank.  Shopping Local at the Alpine Farmers Market really does mean Supporting Local!

 

 

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New to the Market this week, Fruit Cups and Corn Cups!

Luscious Lemonades, a patron favorite is happy to announce that they will now be serving fruit cups and corn cups along with all of your favorite lemonades.  Stop by Luscious Lemonades booth tomorrow and give these delicious snacks a try!

 

 

 

20140819_153546Have you tried Breeze Cupcakes?  If not, you are in for a treat!

Breeze Cupcakes will be back at the Alpine Farmers Market tomorrow with tons of delicious, homemade cupcakes.  If you have not tried her cupcakes yet, stop by her booth for a sample that will knock your socks off!

 
 

The Market is FULL of Flavors, Sights, Smells and Sounds that you have to experience for yourself!

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We could go on for days about all of the amazing vendors, products and foods that are available at the Alpine Farmers Market, but it still wouldn’t explain how great of an experience the Market truly is.  Come out this Tuesday and explore it for yourself…see you there!

Put Your $ Where Your <3 is…Shop Local at the Alpine Farmers Market!

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The Fresh Market Recipe of the Week is…

Dinner Out at the Alpine Farmers Market

800px-Tacos_CarnitasRelax this week and take a night off from cooking at the Alpine Farmers Market.  With live music, kids activities and delicious fresh mexican food from La Playitas, the Market is the perfect place for dinner out with your family!  Try La Playitas carne asada, pollo asada and fish tacos, burritos or quesadillas this Tuesday.  If you want to try something new, order a scallop, octopus or shrimp taco at their booth as well…YUM!

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Don’t Forget to “Like Us” on Facebook an Tell Your Friends About the Market!

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We thank you for your continued support of the Alpine Farmers Market!  Please tell all of your friends about this great weekly event.  Spread the word by “Liking Us” on Facebook, subscribing to our Fresh News or by forwarding our emails to your friends.

 

 

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It’s Back to School Week at the Alpine Farmers Market!

Back to schoolAs our youngest Market patrons get ready to head back to school, the Alpine Farmers Market wants to help check an item off your long supply list…get a FREE pack of #2 pencils TODAY at the Market!  We believe that healthy bodies produce healthy minds, so come by the Market and pick up all of the fresh fruits, veggies and more that you need for back to school lunches!

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Alpine Farmers MarketDear Friends,

Gear up for back to school week with a little help from the Alpine Farmers Market!  5150 Nut Butter is back with the perfect, homemade Nut Butters for back to school PB&J sandwiches.  Smit Farms has picked the most delicious Asian Pears to bring to you for a healthy lunchtime snack and Sage Mountain Farms has brought Armenian cucumbers for the perfect after school treat, Okinawan Cucumber Salad.  Don’t forget to pick up your FREE pack of #2 PENCILS at the Managers Booth!

Remember to bring an ice chest in your car or on wheels so you can enjoy a nice dinner made fresh for you right at the market.  Also, keep in mind that MORE PARKING is always available in the First Baptist Church parking lot across from the Alpine Farmers Market.

Alpine Farmers Market … Make it a weekly habit.  Let’s go Shopping!
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See You There,
Lindsay Brookshire and Andrew Darnelle – Managers
619-993-3745
1929 Arnold Way, Alpine CA 91901 at Bethel Church, Corner of Tavern & Arnold

 

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Fresh Fruits Galore at Smit Farms

20140819_154055Smit Farms works hard to hand pick the most fresh and delicious fruits to bring to the Alpine Farmers Market.  This week, they are adding Asian Pears to their selection!  Pick up your favorite fruits to add to your kids lunches or to snack on yourself!

 

Easy, Healthy After School Dinners Made Simple by Sage Mountain Farms!

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Sage Mountain Farms booth is full of color and nutrients this week!  Pick up your favorite fresh vegetables to add to your dinner table this week.

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Live Music Weekly at the Alpine Farmers Market! Live music this week will be provided by the talented Dee.  Grab a fresh Market meal and relax while you enjoy Dee’s live performance!

 

 

 

Put Your $ Where Your <3 is…Shop Local at the Alpine Farmers Market!

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The Fresh Market Recipe of the Week is…

Okinawan Cucumber Salad

RSFFMcucumbers-closerWith the beautiful bounty of Armenian cucumbers at the market now, it’s only fitting that we share a delicious recipe from Okinawa!  This is a slightly modified version to make it a little easier and because our produce is slightly differently that what they are growing in Japan, but trust me, the results are the same … a wonderful, cooling side dish for warm summer evenings.

 

What You Will Need and Where to Find it:
  • MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA1 1/2 pounds Armenian striped cucumbers, thinly sliced(Sage Mountain Farm)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Himalayan Salt- coarse grind
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (Atkins Farms)
  • 1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamari sauce (Wheat-free Soy Sauce)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Asian Pears (Smit Orchards)
Place cucumbers in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, then set aside for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Drain the cucumbers and then add the lime juice, agave, and tamari to the bowl and toss with the cucumber.  Place in refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.  Sprinkle with the Sesame seeds and serve.  Yields 4 servings  Great with quartered Asian Pears for dessert!

 

Enjoy!

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Don’t Forget to “Like Us” on Facebook an Tell Your Friends About the Market!

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We thank you for your continued support of the Alpine Farmers Market!  Please tell all of your friends about this great weekly event.  Spread the word by “Liking Us” on Facebook, subscribing to our Fresh News or by forwarding our emails to your friends.

 

 

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