Farmers Market Update – March 2023

Reminder, you can check the location of your favorite vendors, and find out if they are attending, via our interactive Market Map that’s updated throughout the week with a final update on Saturday mornings at 7am.

Market Participant Spotlight: 

Brundo Spice Company – An Ethiopian Women-Owned Company that prioritizes sustainable and equitable business practices, from our farm to your kitchen. From Modjo, to North Oakland, to you- we are committed to bringing the highest quality goods from Ethiopia and show the world the beauty of East African cuisine through heirloom spices and herbs. All of our products are imported directly from our processing facility in Modjo, Ethiopia, where they are locally grown, harvested, sun-dried, and blended.
Xiong Farm – Small family-operated farm in Fresno County. 

The Herbal Alchemist – Sade Adeyemi created The Herbal Alchemist to make indulgent self-care experiences accessible to everyone, by harnessing the power of nature to provide the most intentional and aligned products that give you permission to say “YES!” to yourself, even if it’s only for a few moments a day.

New at the Market: Mill Valley Pasta

March Entertainment Schedule:
March 4: Sweet Sally
March 11: Mild Manners
March 18: French American Trio –

AIM’s Racial Equity Fund strives to reduce financial barriers to entry, by specifically supporting BIPOC farmers, food producers, and artisans who are getting started at one of AIM’s nine certified farmers markets. Recipients receive payment for their registration fees ($150), Free stall fees for six months at one of AIM’s farmers markets (10×10 booth, approx. $1,300), A $1,000 stipend for any market-related costs, such as: tents, booth signage, online marketing, organic certification(s), health department fees and other critical but sometimes hidden costs of starting and expanding a food-related business, and mentorship with an established farmers market participant or Small Business Development Center advisor, if desired.

AIM hosted a celebratory event at Red Bay Coffee headquarters to honor their second cohort of nine recipients. The following producers at the Grand Lake Farmers Market were among the cohort of nine recipients: