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From the folks who bring “oh, those flowers” to the Menlo Park Farmers Market  during the winter months come Calla Lilies in amazing vibrant colors to kick off summer.

This morning’s market is brimming with multiple varieties of squash and stone fruit. And with salmon season in full swing, Pietro has tasty fillets perfect for putting on the barbecue.

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Golden State veggies and dip perfect for the Warriors

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Leave it to Alexis Murphy to come up with the perfect dips to have for the first game of the NBA Championship, with the Golden State Warriors taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow night. Writes Alexis on her website: “The Golden State is ready to hoop it up for the NBA Finals. I’m jump starting the […]

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Brian Tetrud draws on family granola recipe when founding Ladera Foods

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Brian Tetrud is a Ladera born and raised guy who grew up eating his mother’s homemade granola. So it’s no surprise that he’s named his company Ladera Foods and the first product was granola based on her recipe, now called Almond Pecan Granola. “She still bakes her own granola,” he says. “I made it for roommates […]

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Shaking up Cinco de Mayo with two fun desserts

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We are shaking up Cinco de Mayo with festive fiesta Maraca-ron and and baking up pretty Piñata Cupcakes that I know will be a big hit! Store bought macarons are instantly transformed into maracas. Get the easy directions here. Then take a swing at Piñata Cupcakes. So simple to make with fruit leather and boxed cake mix. All the information […]

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Facebook Farmers Market returns to Menlo Park with Earth Day kick off theme

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The Facebook Farmers Market opened its second season today with the kick off theme of Earth Day. The market will be held on Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm through December 3rd. “Our first market of the season is focusing on earth and sustainability,” said Alex Alvarez Gahagan, Facebook Manager of Global Events, Amenities & Community Engagement, […]

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Facebook Farmers Market returns on Saturday, April 30

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Facebook’s Farmers’ Market returns to Menlo Park on Saturday, April 30, through December 3 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.The market, held in Facebook’s parking lot, serves as an opportunity for shoppers to have access to locally-grown, organic, fruits and vegetables. There will be more than 40 participating vendors. In addition to live music, cooking demos, and family […]

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg co-chairs Second Harvest Food Bank’s Stand Up for Kids Campaign

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Studies show that kids who don’t get enough to eat can suffer emotional and physical effects that hamper their ability to do well in school and succeed later in life. Despite the enormous wealth in Silicon Valley, one in three local kids struggles with hunger. That’s why Second Harvest Food Bank has launched its Stand […]

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TheatreWorks benefit on April 30 pays homage to Carnivale

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Atherton resident Julie Kaufman, who’s long been involved as a TheatreWorks’ board member, reminded us that the theater company is holding a themed Carnivale benefit on Saturday, April 30. Here’s more information: “Not your traditional event, we gather in the Carnivale warehouse where glitter, lights, feathers, and props from the annual bacchanals liven the room. Sample […]

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Spotted: Fresh, local dungeness crab at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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It was about 9:45 am and those in line at Pietro Parravano seafood booth at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning were getting antsy. Who would be lucky enough to get the last live dungeness crab? Not to worry, Pietro also had cooked crabs, the first catch of the season and the product of […]

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Natty Netsuwan will introduce Menlo Park residents to Thai cooking at library event

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Natty Netsuwan has a mission in life: “To get people to cook Thai food authentically. I know that it can be done!” she says. Her fellow Menlo Park residents can take the first step in learning how by attending a cooking demonstration at the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, March 26, at 10:30 am. She will demonstrate […]

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How about making a pie for Pi Day?

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Looking for a rainy day activity? How about making pies for Pi Day, which is tomorrow, March 14. Here’s a suggestion from Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy. “A day to celebrate that long crazy number and its delicious homophone, PIE. Well, these mini chocolate mint treats we made have a ‘surPIEze’, that is only revealed after you devour […]

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