Newest Market Additions Add Flavor and Variety

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 […]

Newest Market Additions Add Flavor and Variety 2017-08-02T07:59:53+00:00

Sqaush on the Grill? Putting Veggies on the Barbecue

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 […]

Sqaush on the Grill? Putting Veggies on the Barbecue 2017-07-20T14:55:42+00:00

The Meat of the Vegetable World

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 […]

The Meat of the Vegetable World 2017-07-03T10:42:28+00:00

Make Your Own Farmers’ Market Smoothies

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 […]

Make Your Own Farmers’ Market Smoothies 2017-06-19T15:29:04+00:00

The Sweet Cherry on Top of This Year’s Crop

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 […]

The Sweet Cherry on Top of This Year’s Crop 2017-06-19T11:31:49+00:00

How to Avoid the Dreaded Avocado Hand

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 — […]

How to Avoid the Dreaded Avocado Hand 2017-06-01T08:23:58+00:00

How You Can Help Monarch Butterflies

Those beautiful Monarch butterflies we see fluttering along are in need of food, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and your local farmers’ markets are here to help.

For the next few weeks, the Central Coast State Parks Association is going to sell starter narrow-leaf milkweed at markets in Arroyo Grande (Wednesday and Saturday) […]

How You Can Help Monarch Butterflies 2017-05-04T11:45:19+00:00

How to Make Veggies Work for You

In the United States, the most popular vegetable is . . .

Carrots?

No.

Celery?

Nope.

Try potatoes.

While that may be surprising, it’s mostly because we eat so many french fries. In fact, American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than green vegetables on any given day, according to a new national survey on children’s eating habits. […]

How to Make Veggies Work for You 2017-05-04T10:53:25+00:00

What’s That For?

Sure, we all know the fruit and veggie all-stars — the apples, carrots, strawberries and lettuce. But every now and then you see something at your local farmers’ market that stumps you. In this short video, farmers explain some of their lesser known greens.

What’s That For? 2017-04-19T09:42:36+00:00