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David Winsberg of Happy Quail Farms may be best known for peppers – but that’s not all he grows

Farmer David Winsberg is a passionate steward of the land but that’s not what got him from Florida to California. “I came out to be an apprentice glass blower with Billy Bernstein,” he informs his two visitors at Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto. “I fell in love with California and worked at various jobs […]

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Spotted: Trader Joe’s celebrating its 50th anniversary

We stopped in at Trader Joe’s on Menlo Avenue today and discovered the food chain was celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. That made us feel a little smug as we knew TJ’s way before the Bay Area was blessed by its presence. In the early 70s we shopped at the original Trader Joe’s on […]

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Visit Lee’s Bees – and the kids behind the project – this Saturday at Cafe Zoë

We were lucky enough to get a preview this afternoon of Lee’s Bees, a project that two Menlo Park kids — 10-year-old Heather and her 12-year-old brother, Jason — have been working on this summer, under the guidance of their grandmother, Sandy Lee, who lives next door to her grandchildren. The young bee keepers tend […]

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Facebook launches mobile farmers market in Menlo Park & East Palo Alto

Facebook, which has hosted farmers markets on its campus, is turning the tables and bringing produce directly to three nearby community sites — Onetta Harris Community Center in Menlo Park and St. Francis of Assisi Church and the East Palo Alto Senior Center, both in East Palo Alto. The new mobile market began today and will run […]

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Menlo Park Farmers Market marks 25th anniversary

It was a day for celebrating at this morning’s Farmers Market in downtown Menlo Park where festive balloons lined the marketplace. A group from the sponsoring Lions Club was on hand to present the vendors with commemorative plaques and hand out cake to market goers. We chatted with Lori Hennings who has been the market manager […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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