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!



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
1929 Arnold Way, Alpine CA 91901 at Bethel Church, Corner of Tavern & Arnold


 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!


The Fresh Market Recipe of the Week is…

“Quick Farmers Market Pasta”

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of

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:


  • 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.

Find the original version of this recipe and more at


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