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KCC Farmers Market

Oahu’s KCC Farmers Market is a pineapple mecca

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If your travels take you to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, plan on making a stop at the KCC Farmers Market. This very large market is located directly across from Diamond Head State Park at Kapiolani Community College. The market runs from 7:30-11 a.m. every Saturday. Get there early to beat the crowds and get first grab at the produce and other treats offered. As you travel through this market…

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Kiwifruit’s the thing at Ariza Farms in Orland

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Perhaps you’ve passed up those odd-looking fuzzy brown fruits at the market. Kiwifruit, or just kiwi, don’t do as much to advertise their sweetness as, say, a rosy peach. I’ll admit I’ve never been a big fan of kiwis. But I was won over the other day when Mike Ariza handed me a taste at the Certified Farmers Market at Laguna Gateway Center in Elk Grove, south of Sacramento. Picked…

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Land Park Farmers Market creates a sensation in Sacramento suburbs

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If ever there was a neighborhood ready for a farmers market, Land Park in Sacramento, California’s southern suburbs is it. Despite the cool fall weather, the crowds flocked to the grand opening of the Land Park Farmers Market on November 23. It’s an ideal location for a market, with vendors set up along the park’s empty streets that are usually used as parking for the nearby Sacramento City College. It…

Marcos Lopez

Kids are the farmers at this novel school market

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Their backpacks brimming with chard, the smiling students at Waggoner Elementary School in Winters, California are some of the happiest farmers market shoppers I’ve seen. Each Tuesday, the kids line up after school to “shop” at this innovative market provided by the Yolo Food Bank. It’s another way to help children in the county — 65 percent of whom are eligible for free and reduced-price meals — have access to nutritious fresh…

Santa Monica’s model farmers markets inspire culinary creativity

Santa Monica’s model farmers markets inspire culinary creativity

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An early entry to the farmers market movement in the early 1980s, the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market retains its title as one of California’s best. Year-round on Wednesday mornings, stroll down Arizona Avenue between 4th Street and Ocean Avenue in the seaside province and you’ll see everyone from chefs and produce buyers to office workers and retirees loading their larders for the coming week, many with large bouquets of…