Farmers' Market Reopening Friday May 3rd, 2013

FMKT2013logo 300x300San Pedro Square Market Neighborhood Events 2013: Join us in welcoming back the FRIDAY weekly farmers' market in San Pedro Square!

Beginning on May 3rd, 2013, The cozy outdoor market will take place each Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. along a charming block of San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets.

The market, featuring the fresh produce of more than 30 California-based growers, is produced in conjunction with Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, the San Jose Downtown Association, and is being presented by Kaiser Permanente.

This coming celebratory year, PCFMA’s markets will be filled with a variety of exciting events. There will be a special photo exhibition featuring the farmers who work so hard to bring fresh local produce to market. There will be a timeline banner on view, showing the growth of the fresh and sustainable food to table movement and PCFMA’s part in it over the last 25 years. Special anniversary activities will include free cake, kids’ activities and arts and crafts, an appearance by Mr. Carrot at each market, cooking demonstrations with the Cookin’ the Market chefs, fun promotional giveaways like recycled bags, pens, or mugs, lots of enter to win contests, and a very special contest to win $2,500!! Visit pcfma.com/2500 for contest rules and requirements.

 

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Risotto- It's not just for mushrooms anymore!

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One of the things I love most about risotto is how it makes a great meal no matter what time of the year. In the fall and winter you can load it full of hearty meats,chunks of carrots or parsnips for a warm meal on a chilly day. In the spring and summer it takes well to a lighter side, and is wonderful when you add spring or summer vegetables, roasted chicken, grilled salmon and fresh herbs.Both Veggie Box and the Farmer’s Market have a great selection of tasty items you can add to your risotto recipe. You can even serve it cold in a salad and add with a touch of color with some saffron. You will find that risotto is a blank canvas for any kind of add-ins. and whether it’s mixed with meat, fish, or vegetables, risotto doubles as a sophisticated recipe and mouth-watering, comfort food.

The great thing about risotto is it’s not difficult to make at all and there are so many variations. Just use your imagination and you can have a delicious meal in very little time.

Making Risotto requires your full attention for about 20 minutes while you stir warm broth into the rice until the starch in the rice breaks down and it gets really creamy. Get through that 20 minutes and master the basic technique then Voila! You have the start to an incredible meal. Enjoy! San Pedro Square Market.

 

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Summertime is a Great Time for Fresh Berries!

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The deliciuos red raspberries, blueberries and strawberries I had in my smoothie this morning had not only great flavor but are very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants fight damage to cells from rogue molecules called "free radicals." Experts believe this assault on cells may fuel killer diseases such as heart disease and cancer, and even aging itself.

A variety of fresh berries can be found at Veggie Box or the Farmer's Market every Saturday at The San Pedro Square Market.

Berries are not only high in antioxidants but also dietary fiber. While a healthy, refreshing berry smoothie is always a good start, you’ll appreciate these delicious fruits in everything from salads to desserts.

Fresh and frozen berries can be used interchangeably. Enjoy these delicious ideas for both:

Berries are fragile and highly perishable — treat with care! Choose berries that are plump, dry and even-colored. If possible, store in the original container for no more than two days. Do not wash until just before using. Wash very gently and pat dry before serving.

Lucky for us, berries freeze beautifully. Wash carefully to maintain shape. Pat dry and place in a plastic bag. Keep frozen to use as needed. 

Enjoy

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Events in Downtown San Jose: The Farmers' Market is Coming!

Okay, so we know that we keep advertising for our Farmers' Market and how Spring is around the corner. Well folks, it is finally here! Saturday April 7th , is the opening day of the year-round, rain-or-shine Saturday Farmers' Market. Here is what you need to know:

It will be open 10am-2pm. 

Located on W. St. John between N. Almaden and N. San Pedro, directly in front of SPSM.

Around 40-50 vendors, mostly farmers, prepared food, and flowers. 

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The timing of it is perfect for all you that work during the week! Get your grocery shopping done at the farmers market, then come enjoy the rest of your Saturday at the Market! Enjoy some lunch, drinks and entertainment here at SPSM since there is always something here to entertain you. We’ve even got some special surprises lined up for you during and after the Farmers' Market. We’ve got author signings, live music and so much more to make sure you have the best enjoyable weekend here at San Pedro Square Market.

Please note that this is a separate event from the Downtown Farmers Market that occurs seasonally on Fridays on San Pedro St. 

 

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