These Fruits Can Create a New You for the New Year

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: […]

These Fruits Can Create a New You for the New Year2018-01-02T13:28:22-08:00

The art of the pomegranate

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 […]

The art of the pomegranate2017-11-08T11:51:34-08:00

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 Variety2017-08-02T07:59:53-07:00

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 Barbecue2017-07-20T14:55:42-07:00

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 World2017-07-03T10:42:28-07:00

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 Smoothies2017-06-19T15:29:04-07:00

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 Crop2017-06-19T11:31:49-07:00

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 Hand2017-06-01T08:23:58-07:00

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 Butterflies2017-05-04T11:45:19-07:00