Farmers Market Update – August 2021

by Dan Foster

Market Participant Updates:
  • Koda Farms is leaving the market. If you are looking for their rice, you can find it at Rainbow Market and Berkeley Bowl or at our Sunday Marin Civic Center Farmers Market.
  • Moi Eats Vietnamese street food is leaving the market. Their owner loves being a part of the market, but their current schedule is not sustainable with their full-time job. We wish them the best and hope they reapply in the future.
  • Pang Yang and Xanda Thao Farms have joined the market. They have a variety of row crops, including Asian Heritage vegetables from Fresno. You can find them under the overpass next to Schledewitz.
  • Anne’s Toum is back from their hiatus. They will attend every other Saturday starting with 7/31.
Managers Picks:
  • Feather River watermelons. Truly the best you’ll ever taste.
  • Vanilla Charcoal Latte from Red Bay Coffee. A unique and delicious play on a traditional latte.
  • Too many things to list, but if you want more recommendations, please feel free to stop by the info booth and I’ll talk your ear off about products that I love.
August Entertainment and Artisan Schedule:
8/7
West Grand Bass Band – Funk and Jazz brass band with a ton of energy – a local favorite.
Birgitt Hellemann, Refunct Jewelry, Courtney Collection, Latisha Baker Artworks, Karen Legault,  Chris Granillo, Demby Co
8/14 
Jimbo Trout – Bluegrass, Blues, Rock & Roll, and Country played on banjo and guitar
Moonshadows, JF Pottery, Birgitt Hellemann, Bobbie’s Baubles, Latisha Baker Artworks, Jade’s Jewelry, Karen Legault, David Bowman, Summer Solace, Chris Granillo
8/21 
Ted & Company – 4-piece bluegrass band
JF Pottery, Birgitt Hellemann, Courtney Collection, Latisha Baker Artworks, Karen Legault,  Chris Granillo, Tonic Naturals, Tatewari
8/28 
Rico Sisney – Solo hip-hop artist and producer. Expect lots of freestyles and crowd participation.
Moonshadows,  Birgitt Hellemann, Patty & Company, Refunct Jewelry, Latisha Baker Artworks, Jade’s Jewelry, Summer Solace Tallow, North Bay Candleworks, Chris Granillo Art, Demby Co.
Personal Note:
My wife and I will be welcoming our third daughter into this world sometime in August. I will be taking 10 weeks of leave to bond with our new addition. In my stead, Joey Garcia, our Hayward Market Manager, will be filling in for me. If you have Market-related questions, you can reach him at joey@agriculturalinstitute.org.
Thanks for all of your ongoing support of the market!
Warmly,
Dan

Dan Foster has been a market manager with AIM since 2017 and is currently managing the Grand Lake Oakland Farmers Markets. Prior to his time with AIM, Dan spent eleven years in produce/retail management at Whole Foods Market. Dan lives in Novato with his wife and two (soon to be three) daughters. Dan studied Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In his free time, he makes music, plays games, or hoops it up in a local basketball rec league.

Contact: dan@agriculturalinstitute.org