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A sunny Sunday morning brought some new choices to the Menlo Park Farmers Market.

The opening of commercial salmon season at Pigeon Point meant Pietro Parravano had a good selection of the tasty fish at the hefty price of $29.95 a pound, reflecting the economics of supply and demand.

“We’re not looking at a long nor abundant season, the effects of the drought years,” he said. “If you want a lot of salmon you need it to rain like it did this winter and into spring. So next year may be better.”

Also back in the market was popular blueberry vendor Triple Delight Blueberries from Mark and Kimberly Sorensen’s farm in Caruthers, which is near Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley.

In addtion, a number of vendors were selling Brooks cherries and apricots, signs that we are sliding into summer.

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Family-owned Occasions, etc… celebrates 25 years in Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: Colin Jenkins submitted this post. InMenlo profiled Occasions, etc…co-owners Carrie and Colin — who grew up in Menlo Park and who still live here — in  2012. Started in our Menlo Park garage as Menlo-Atherton Trophy in April of 1992 selling trophies and awards, Occasions, etc… is proud to celebrate 25 years in business on April 15, […]

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Learn about Stanford’s Middle Plaza project at community meeting on March 16

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In a press release issued today, Stanford University said there will be a community meeting tomorrow (Thursday, March 16) to provide local residents with the latest information on the plans to turn an 8.4-acre stretch of vacant car lots along El Camino Real in Menlo Park into a mix of housing, offices and retail. Known as Middle Plaza, the […]

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From interior design to furniture – a journey that leads to Moxiemade

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For the past seven years, Nancy Evars and Dimitra Anderson have offered interior design services, bringing, as they say, “a bit of moxie” to their work. “We are driven women, both from New Jersey,” said Dimitra. Added Nancy: “We love to work, we love to be creative.” Today they’re launching a new business called, fittingly enough, Moxiemade, offering a […]

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Urban Botanica comes to Allied Arts offering flowers and plants

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After a career in commercial real estate and property management, Lisa Berlin-Solberg (pictured left) took a break. She decided to enroll in a floral design class, which led to working part-time at a florist in Lafayette. She then went back to her career while she researched how to make a living as a florist. Eventually, she found a floral […]

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Spotted: Lots of crab at Cook’s Seafood in Menlo Park

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A front page story in today’s San Francisco Chronicle laments the diminishing supply of Dungeness crab at seafood markets and restaurants in the Bay Area as the crab fishing strike goes into its second week. So, chalk up another reason to be thankful for living in Menlo Park with resident seafood market (and restaurant), Cook’s. When […]

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Do your holiday shopping right here in Menlo Park

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Each year, we try to spotlight some of the great merchants offering a plethora of holiday gifts right here in Menlo Park. And thanks to long-standing, InMenlo contributing photographers, Irene Searles and Scott R. Kline, we’ve been able to profile many of these merchants – and showcase their wares – over the years. We do […]

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Lisa Slone Moss launches Cocoa Crayon featuring products for babies, kids and grownups

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A former magazine editor who’d worked for Condé Nast and Hearst publications, Menlo Park resident Lisa Slone Moss found herself pushing a baby stroller around the streets of New York in the early 2000s, pregnant with her second child. But what a stroller it was, one that she’d imported from Holland. And it caught the eye of […]

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Menlo Park-based Kasumisou Gallery opens pop up store December 8-10

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Kasumisou Gallery is a Menlo Park-based online retail business, owned by longtime Menlo Park residents Mark Rosasco and Clare Warner. For holiday purchases, they will be opening a pop-up shop for three days in December — December 8, 9, 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm — at 1148 Chestnut (just behind Ace Hardware). Emails Clare: “We […]

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Spotted: Live crab at the Menlo Park Farmers Market

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In a sight that was missing last year at this time, live Dungeness crab could be purchased this morning at the Menlo Park Farmers Market, brought by Pietro Parravano. The first local crabs didn’t come to market last year until April  due to high concentration of domain acid. Dungeness is one of the traditional treats […]

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Peninsula School Craft Fair set for November 20

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The Peninsula School Craft Fair welcomes in the winter season and all of its diverse celebrations, hosting over 30 vendors from both the Peninsula community and the greater Bay Area. Come browse a great selection of toys, clothing, pottery, jewelry, bath products and gift items — all handmade or handcrafted — on the school campus at 920 […]

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