The Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Market hosts improvised “Pop-Up Breakfasts” at the Westside and Scotts Valley Farmers’ Markets. At the event, an outdoor kitchen is set up, tables and chairs are trucked in, and a restaurant literally “pops up” out of nowhere. Local chefs serve multi-course meals made from seasonal ingredients sourced from the very farms that sell at the market. The goal of the Pop-Up Breakfast series to to connect chefs with local farmers, and patrons with their local foodshed.
If you haven’t heard about these special events, you should click on this link and learn all about them. Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market/ Pop Up Breakfast
The Bee Fruitful Farms’ team attended a “Pop Up Breakfast” at the Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market on August 23rd. As we entered the beautifully set up dining area, live music by Paul Rangell and Emily Abbink of the Seabright Serenaders played and we could already smell the delicious aroma of the dishes being prepared by Chef Heidi Schletch of Feel Good Foods and Plumline Farm .
From the hand made napkins, to the fun conversation starter cards that were paced at each table setting… we knew this was going to be a fun filled morning.
GARDEN VARIETY SHEEP’S MILK YOGURT AND BERRY CUP Blended and garnished with mint
PLUMLINE JAM ON COMPANION BREAD Served with organic butter and Massa Organics raw almond butter
ASIAN STYLE RICE BOWL Massa Organic rice topped with fried farm egg, Korean-style short ribs, and Plumline kimchi
SEASONAL GREENS Salted and tossed in organic olive oil
SWEET FINISH apple fruit crisp with whole cream
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF Hidden Fortress Micro Farm & Equinox Champagne and Wine
Lucky for us…. our farmer, Thomas of Stone Meal Farm was one of the special guest speakers. If you would like to listen to Thomas giving his speech on his “natural process farming methods”, please click on the link below and click the orange download button.
Matt, Mandy & baby Caroline enjoying Thomas’s speech
We were given some informative reading material. All of the proceeds from the pop-up breakfasts go to support public education efforts including “the Food Shed Project”. . . check out the link to learn more.
The Pop Up events are a great way for members of the community to get to know one another. We had some great conversations with very interesting people we would have otherwise never met.
The 2014 season ended on September 20th, but we hope you can also enjoy one of these special events when they return in 2015!
After having a great time and a lovely meal, we walked around the market. We had to stop by and see Thomas at Stone Meal Farm’s booth.
In Thomas’s Speech he talks about how close the farm was to the Farmers’ Market (only a mile away). Here is the view from the Sky Park bike trail. We took the short walk to snap this beautiful scene.
We hope to see you at our Farm Open House this month.
Contact us for all the details!
Bee Fruitful Farms