Food

Martinez Farmers Market still a godsend during the pandemic

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’ll be thinking of picking up some fresh produce from the farmers market. It will be a different kind of holiday this year with fewer and smaller gatherings, but the meaning is still there. We are thankful for fresh California …

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Isolation at home a great time to rediscover Canning

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Are you finding it hard to keep busy while isolating at home during the age of COVID-19 ? With the ongoing pandemic, many people are learning how to bake, how to grow their own vegetables, how to repair their homes, and how to cook. Why not …

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Farmers Market Week highlights Savory Melon Salad

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS We’re celebrating farmers’ markets this month ! The mission of the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) is to empower California farmers to be enormously successful, and with our network of local farmers’ markets we can accomplish this with the help of the local community, the …

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Summer Fruits & Veggies for Grilling at Martinez Farmers Market

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Ah, the wonderful smell of freshly-mowed grass, the sound of children running through the sprinklers, the garden awash in color with summer flowers, and the mouth-watering smell of food grilling on the barbecue. Yes, summer is here with warm evenings spent outside, and friends coming over …

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Bushels of Blueberries at Farmers Market from Smit Farms

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Blueberries are one of the delights of early summer. Their beautiful blue color means they’re ripe and ready to eat. The shrubs are harvested by hand five or six times throughout the season at the firm, ripe stage because blueberries do not ripen once picked. The …

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Roam Artisan Burgers debuts at City Center in San Ramon

One of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier sustainable burger destinations, Roam Artisan Burgers, just opened its sixth location at City Center Bishop Ranch in the Tri-Valley region serving the greater East Bay cities of San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, and Dublin / Pleasanton.  Roam, a fine-casual dining destination, is the latest premium brand to open at …

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