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Your Guide to Farmer's Markets in Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, Princeton and La Honda

Opening day in the upcoming week for most, while the fourth celebrates its third week in operation.

 

Three farmer's markets along the Half Moon Bay Coastside will open for the 2012 season in the coming week. The Pescadero Grown! Farmer's Market debuts on Thursday, Half Moon Bay will ring its opening bell on Saturday, and La Honda's market will open next week on May 8.

The Land and Sea Farmer's Market — the newest offering located in Princeton — returns on Sunday for the third time.

With so many markets to choose from, it's helpful to know which growers are selling at each market, as well as the other types of food and artisan goods available.

Read on for the details of each market.

1. Thursdays:

Farmers and Producers

Bianchi Flowers

Captain's Ocean Fresh Fish

Farmaggedon

Farm House Frosting and Buttercup Cakes

Fly Girl Farm

Harley Farms Goat Dairy

Kidding Around with Chocolate

(1st Thursday of month)

Markegard Family Grass-Fed (2nd, 4th Thursday of month)
 

Every Thursday between May 3 — Nov. 1, 2012, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location: 251 Stage Road, Pescadero

2. Tuesdays: Pescadero Grown! in La Honda

Farmers and Producers

Captain's Ocean Fresh Fish

Echo Valley Farm

Kidding Around with Chocolate

Markegard Family Grass-Fed (2nd Tuesday)

Every Tuesday between May 8 - Oct. 31, 2012, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Location:

8875 La Honda Road, La Honda.

3. Saturdays:

Farmers and Producers

3 Bee Baking* Bay Bread** Ben's Eggs* Captains' Ocean Fish* Big Paw Olive Oils and Vinegars** Busalacci Cherry Farm Café Di Mi Abuelo* Coastal Bee Collective* Cipponeri Farms Coastside Flower Farm* Dirty Girl Apothocary*
Daylight Farms* Early Bird Pastured Poultry* Del Sur*
Edna's Success** Farm Fatales* Fly Girl Farm* Frittle Factory* G&S Farms Gaia Essentials* Giusti Farms* Go To Chocolate** Green Enchilada*
Grain Sweet* Irish Ridge Ranch* Greenhearts Family Farm* Harley Farms* The HEAL Project School Farm* Hummus Guy Ibarra Cruz Organic Farm La Milpa Organic Farm La'Von Lavande Loose Ladle Soup Kitchen* Markegard Family Ranch* Mizz Lynnes' Pies** Mountain Light* Rainbow Orchards Rojas Family Farm Roli Roti Skyelark Ranch Schletewitz Family Farms Sukhi's Indian Cuisine
Tamale Place Top Notch Organic Orchards Tomatero Triple Delight Blueberry Triple J Organic Farm*  Tunitas Creek Ranch*

*Local producer

**San Mateo County producer

 

Rotating artisans and Wellness Professionals - ALL Local to the Coastside. Only 4 spaces per market are available, and the product ust be associated with food, farming and/or wellness. 

Ancient Hands Avelon Arts Wild Woman Pottery

Eclarity Arts

Alpacas By The Sea fibers Greenhouse Potters Spiral Ceramics

SunCenter

Stillpoint on the Coast

 

Every Saturday between May — December, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley will ring the market's opening bell on May 5. Location: Shoreline Station (225 Cabrillo Highway S., Half Moon Bay).

4. Sundays: , Princeton

Farmers and Producers*


Vendors located outside the Shoppes at Harbor Village:

Andreotti's Family Farm
Cozzolino Flowers
Achadinha Cheese Company / Pacheco Family Dairy
Hummus Heaven
Golden Coast Bee Collective
Francesca's Fresh Produce
Kidding Around with Chocolate
Garden Zone Produce
Triple J Farms
G. Service Meats
Captain's Ocean Fresh Fish
Samantha and Ashley Herbs
Medina Farms Organic and Traditional Berries
Mountain Fresh
Avalos Organics
Challenge Horticulture Inc.
Yogi's Cooking
Kingdom Cake
Ms. Lin's Pies
Cassata-Sonoma Olive Oil
Edith's Gourmet Baking Co.
Gaia Essentials Botanical Skincare
Wheat Harvest Bread Co.
Hey Hey Gourmet Spice Blends
Alonso Foods

Arts and Crafts Vendors located inside The Shoppes at Harbor Village:

Integral Akashic Solution
Coastside Arts
Handmade by K. Harte
Four Feathers
Green House Pottery
Kenneth Emahar Photography
The Colony of Coastside Artist
Tangled Chain Creations
A. Carn Warm Glass
Dick Ng Chinese Paintings
Lavender Lady
Julie Kingsley Designs
Lovely Max Hats
Crystal Tresor Design
Rosie T-stone Jewelery
Diana Riego Smith
Amy Estkowski
Good Karma Jewelry
Angel Art Works
Quickert Ceramics
Elizabeth's Yarn Shop
Nancy Wilder Clothing Design
Table of Light Jewery
Design Hunter
Six Harmonies
Brenda's Ceramics and Jewelry
Lu'ay Art and Events

Petting Zoo

Little Explorers Petting Zoo

Music

Allen Fredrick
Suicide Poodles

Other

Science2theClassroom
Non Partisan Voting Registration
Sun Center for Well Being

*Organizer notes that the vendors in any given category will expand and contract based on seasonality and demand, given that the market is year-round.

Every Sunday year-round, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: The Shoppes at Harbor Village (West of Highway 1 at Capistrano Ave., Princeton).

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Joe Devlin May 02, 2012 at 04:56 PM
The biggest local Farmers market I know of is the Daly City Farmers’ Market at Serramonte Center (right behind the Target at the Mall). About a mile off of Rt 1 at the top of the Hill in Pacifica at the Serramonte exit This one is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am – 1pm, year round. Strawberries are coming back in force this week http://www.flickr.com/photos/armadillosoft/6972568060/ and peas are just starting to show up. Apples are about to run out, but Asian Pears have just arrived. The best place I have found for a wide variety of organic cauliflower. http://www.flickr.com/photos/armadillosoft/6968266295/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/armadillosoft/3968728965/ I am especially fond of the mushroom grower who brings dozens of varieties of mushroom to his tent twice a week . I always ask the guy what is good that week and he freely gives recommendations of what is best. http://www.flickr.com/photos/armadillosoft/7099256265/in/set-72157629867211663/ I also hit the market in Pacifica on the way to to the city when it is open. Unfortunately it does not seem to be open early enough in the morning or late enough for someone making a 9 to 5 commute through Pacifica to catch.

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