Monday, September 27, 2010

There are a few vendor faces at the Hillcrest Farmers Market that you may not have seen for a while. Some of our seasonal vendors have reappeared are are ready for business!

One of the seasonal vendors back in action is Jarret from Bristol Bay Salmon Company. To the pleasure of many of the market's patrons, Jarret is back from his annual two month salmon fishing excursion with plenty of salmon for us all! Although he's back for awhile be sure to stock up for all your salmon needs because come June Bristol Bay Salmon Company will be off in search of King Salmon and will not be returning until after August when all their stock of Coho Salmon has been caught. To learn more about Bristol Bay Salmon Company (and to get some great recipes) check out their website.

Another exciting seasonal vendor is Tom King Farms owned by Dennis Stowell. He brings some of the freshest and unique products to the Hillcrest Farmers Market. He is currently supplying warm crops, like his famous heirloom tomatoes and a variety of melons. For more information about Dennis and Tom King Farms visit their website.

Finally, Andrea with Morocco Gold Dates has reappeared with her booth stocked full of Medjool Dates. She's present at the Hillcrest Farmers Market September through May so make a date and get your fill!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Many of our younger Hillcrest Farmers Market patrons were thrilled to see another arts and crafts project offered at the market, where the crafty visitors were welcomed to the information booth to create paper bag puppets. After some initial confusion about the logistics of the puppets, imaginations ran wild and foxes, aliens, bears, and puppet people started coming to life!

Upcoming Events:

September 26th: The Visiting Chef Series welcomes Frankie Terzoli from the Big Easy who will provide a live cooking demonstration in the heart of the market from 1-2pm.

October 3rd: Come meet and discuss the issues with Councilmember Todd Gloria while the information booth hosts Coffee with your Councilmember from 9:30-11:00am.

October 10th: To celebrate Columbus Day, boats will be crafted and "sailed" across the sea!

Be sure to stay current with our upcoming events by checking

Monday, September 13, 2010

This past Sunday at the Hillcrest Farmers Market artist Devon Browning created a captivating portrait, encouraging many market-goers to stop and admire her progress. Taking time to converse with aspiring artists who visited the information booth Devon discussed her technique and the inspirations for her pieces. Although the piece was not completed by the end of the Market-day it was off to a beautiful start. When she's not entertaining HIllcrest Farmers Market patrons Devon offers private art lessons. For contact information and to see more of her work visit her website at

Make sure you check out for the next Artist at the Market series as well as all of our upcoming events.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

There were sightings of superheroes, army-men, wild animals, and a few imaginary creatures at the Hillcrest Farmers Market this past Labor Day weekend. With Face Painting by Carlos making a reappearance at the information booth, Sunday, September 5th was a fun and creative day. With an ever-present line Carlos produced a non-stop stream of
Spider Men, butterflies, Iron Men, dinosaurs, jungle animals, and various other portrayals. Many market patrons expressed that the only reason for their visit was to get their faces painted for the holiday!

Look for Carlos in the upcoming weeks at the Hillcrest Farmers Market, until then he is available for parties and other gatherings. Contact the Hillcrest Business Association for more information.

Upcoming Events:

September 12th: Artist at the Market, Devon Browning, will be creating a live-art piece inspired by the Hillcrest Farmers Market from 9am-2pm.

September 19th: Arts & crafts returns with the creation of paper-bag puppets!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Visiting Chef Series at the Hillcrest Farmers Market

The Visiting Chef Series returned in full force Sunday, August 29th, with Rashida McElve from Edgy Edibles. Seating was limited as the demonstration began on how to make a watermelon and cilantro salad. The audience and passersby were able to taste how a few simple ingredients can make a delicious and refreshing dish.

After the salad-making demonstration was complete, Chef Rashida disclosed to the audience how to sculpt a watermelon basket--perfect for serving the salad she just made.

To learn more about Edgy Edibles or contact Chef Rashida visit

Upcoming Events:

September 5th: To celebrate the Labor Day weekend the Hillcrest Farmers Market welcomes back Face Painting by Carlos.

September 12th: Artist at the Market, Devon Browning, will be creating a live art piece from 9am-2pm. Stop by to see how the Hillcrest Farmers Market inspires art!

September 19th: Arts & crafts at the market!