We were happy to host a group of students from SLO County YMCA at our Arroyo Grande Wednesday market recently. They learned about and tasted kiwis along with a variety of other fruits and vegetables. After visiting all of the farmers, the children were given a $2 gift certificate to purchase […]
Peter Antonio sells tomatoes at the Morro Bay farmer’s market.
You don’t even need to think about what this year’s top New Year’s resolution is. Because it’s pretty much the same as it always is:
Lose weight. Get healthy.
Of course, we know why so many make the weight loss resolution: […]
While fruits have long provided fodder for still life paintings, the pomegranate has held a special place in the eyes of artists for centuries.
Surrealist Salvador Dali’s “Dream, Caused by the Flight of a Bee (Around a Pomegranate, a Second Before Waking Up)” (1944) featured pomegranates sharing space with lunging tigers, a nude woman and an […]
Preservative-free jerky, a variety of beans and clarified butter made from a Syrian recipe are all new to local farmers’ markets this month.
Slice of Templeton jerky has now joined the Morro Bay farmers’ market on Thursdays. The company offers high quality beef jerky with no added […]
Lori Heal is popular at farmer’s markets with her Mama’s Preserves and 2 Peas in a Pod products. Beginning this weekend, she will join the Saturday farmers’ market in San Luis Obispo (at the World Market /Embassy Suites parking lot), where she and her family will sell […]
Flipping burgers on a sizzling outdoor grill is as much of a summer staple as baseball, swimming pools and family road trips. But those grills don’t have to be just about meat. Just as your grill gives chicken a special flavor, so too can it enhance your vegetables.
Grilling will give your vegges a smoky […]
Mushrooms are neither vegetables nor meat. However, they are known as the “meat of the vegetable world.”
While considered a fungus, a mushroom can grow in soil, like a vegetable, and some mushrooms feature a meat-like texture. Hence, the meat-vegetable moniker. Most importantly, mushrooms provide an undertone of earthiness to other food items. They add […]
Next time you visit the Downtown Farmers’ Market in San Luis Obispo, you might eventually find yourself at the Downtown Centre, where one of San Luis Obispo’s most successful start-ups still does big business.
Kirk Perron founded Jamba Juice in 1990,when it was known as Juice Club. His hip smoothie store caught on in a […]
You might have noticed that cherries have been a little smaller this year. But, experts say, that’s a good thing: Not only are those small cherries sweeter and juicier, but their size reflects what has been a great year for the popular stone fruit (and other fruits as well).
After five years of drought, cherry trees […]
When Meryl Streep showed up to do interviews for her 2014 film “Hope Springs,” her bandaged hand looked like she had fended off a bear attack. Alas, it was just Avacado Hand.
That’s right — there’s a “new” injury gaining popularity, and people are calling it Avocado Hand.
Not to downplay it. This injury — […]