Farmers market opens season

06/19/2014

The Point Reyes Farmers Market starts up again next Saturday, on June 28, with new offerings that include fish, hot tamales and tasty granola. Salmon fresh from the ocean, caught by Dogtown’s Robert Buckenmeyer, will be for sale. (In a few months, when it’s in season, Mr. Buckenmeyer might offer halibut, too.) A new gluten-free hot food vendor, Donna’s Tamales, which has stands at other Bay Area farmers markets, will sell vegan and vegetarian tamales, burritos and pupusas. Leslie Adkins, the former co-owner of the Inverness Valley Inn, will sell yarn, rugs, wall hangings, hats and scarves all made of the wool from sheep she raises in Sonoma. The market is also welcoming From the Fields, a San Rafael-based granola maker; an Inverness couple who will sell flowers; and Marin Sun Farms, which will offer pastured eggs. Market-goers will also have a vast selection of the fresh produce to take home. Molly Myerson, a farmer who grows fruits and vegetables north of Tomales, will sell sunflowers, mixed bouquets and quail eggs as well as strawberries, tomatoes and padron peppers—hotter crops a bit easier to grow at her inland plot. “Padron peppers are classified as hot pepper, but they’re not spicy. They’re just terribly delicious. Though I’ve been told every 1-in-20 is spicy,” Ms. Myerson said as she weeded a patch of 700 tomato plants at her Little Wing Farm. In addition to its 18 or so vendors, the market offers a KidsZone, which includes gardening classes and educational play about food for 2 to 5-year-olds and a bilingual story time at 11 a.m., all sponsored by the Marin Literacy Program; live music ranging from folk to rockabilly; and chef demonstrations each Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the barn. The market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from June 28 to Nov. 8. All produce at the market is organic, and everything is sourced from Marin and Sonoma. The market accepts EBT cards and will continue a limited matching program for them. For a list of events, visit pointreyesfarmersmarket.org.