Robin and Shanny Covey began buying produce at the SLO Farmers’ Market when they opened their natural foods store, The Robin’s Nest, in 1980. They were young entrepreneurs at just 23-years old and were very passionate about fresh produce. That passion never went away as the duo opened Robin’s Restaurant in 1985, Novo Restaurant in 2003, Luna Red in 2010 and Mint+Craft in 2017. They continue to buy from the Farmers’ Market because they value the freshness and variety of the produce, the consistency of the farmers and the integrity of the market. Plus, being in the food business, they value supporting the farmers and their farms. Here’s a breakdown of food at each of their restaurant locations bought at the Farmers’ Market: Novo, 56 percent; Luna Red, 66 percent; and Robin’s, 40 percent, for a yearly average of $242,000.