Menlo Park Farmers Market

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We applauded the clothing choices of sisters Janice (left) and Angela at the farmers market this morning. The Menlo Park residents were kind enough to pause for a photograph.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Spotted: Whole lotta cherries at Menlo Park farmers market

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Cherries were abundantly on display today at the Menlo Park farmers market. Multiple vendors were selling both the more expensive Rainer variety as well as pretty red Bings.

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First Sunday in May brings new seasonal treats to Menlo Park Farmers Market

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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 […]

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Brighter outlook for the Cozzolino family this holiday season

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Long a fixture at the Menlo Park Farmers Market, we were saddened last year to learn Stephanie Cozzolino, who tends the chickens, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. When we visited their Christmas tree lot in Half Moon Bay, husband Tony’s mood was somber. Better news this year. We went over the hill earlier this […]

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Feast of fall colors on display at the Menlo Park Farmers Market

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While there may have been a few rain clouds overhead (but no rain), the yellow, red and orange colors of fall were still vibrantly on display this morning at the Menlo Park farmers market. There were a variety of gourds from Jim and Judy Nofziger’s Triple J ranch in Pacifica. And the peppers from Happy Quail Farms […]

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Spotted: Pumpkins from Cozzolino’s at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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Even on a warm end-of-summer morning, we know that autumn is on the way when the beautiful pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes from Cozzolino Farms arrive at the Menlo Park Farmers Market. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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Sights and sounds on an August Sunday in downtown Menlo Park

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Was it our imagination, or did downtown Menlo Park appear to be jumpy more than it was for many a summer month? By mid-morning, the line at always popular Cafe Borrone stretched almost to El Camino — something we don’t see very often. While there we spotted new signage for the British Banker’s Club nextdoor […]

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Spotted: Large ginger plant at Menlo Park farmers’ market

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An attractive young woman carrying a large, skinny plant caught our attention at the Menlo Park Farmers’ Market this morning. She told it was a ginger plant but “not the kind you eat,” and she planned to decorate it when she got home.

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Spotted: Colorful Calla Lilies at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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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 […]

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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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Wow! It’s a tulip explosion thanks to McGinnis Ranch

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It’s not yet Spring but don’t tell these tulips being sold at the Menlo Park Farmers Market today by the folks from McGinnis Ranch in Watsonville. According to the CUESA website, Howard McGinnis started farming in 1968 and is now mentoring his daughter, Sandi, and granddaughter, Sara, who plan to go all organic this year. They grow […]

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