I love my local Saturday farmers’ market, located on the spacious & scenic College of San Mateo campus on a section of the parking lot facing the East Bay & city of San Francisco. Watch closely on a clear & sunny fog free morning, & you can even see jet planes landing at the nearby SFO airport.
The vendors are all wonderful, but so are the patrons. And at least two live music performances liven the mood as well.
Visiting the College of San Mateo Saturday farmers’ market is pretty people watching par excellence. And what is more, they carry some of the coolest reusable bags you can imagine! This article is dedicated to them, each & every one. Because we can all do our parts to save the planet, one less plastic shopping bag at a time. Cheers! Hope to see you at the market again real soon, ya’ here?
Bring insulated soft sided coolers (like Yeti or Coleman) as well for locally ranched beef, lamb, chicken, & pork plus local seafood & pastured organic green range eggs.
Once you have a good collection of reusable bags, you will be ablow to shop with ease, safe in the knowledge that you, too, are doing your part to reduce waste while also supporting your local farmers, orchard owners, ranchers, & fisherpetsons. You CAN do it. It’s more easy than you might think.
Also, some vendors drive in from Southern California & the Central Valley, which ensures year round fresh citrus & locally grown avocados in season, during the winter months. There is fantastic coffee as well from Ikon roasters in South San Francisco.
To be be “always green,” bring your own coffee mug as well. Being green isn’t always easy, but as Kermit the Frog once said, it is worth it!
Also, there are portable restrooms and hand washing stations in one section of the market that are ADA compliant.
Why not visit the College of San Mateo Saturday farmers’ market (8:45am to noonish) this coming weekend & join the celebration? Bring a cool reusable bag with you, & it may be featured on my Instagram, Twitter, or Yelp accounts. With your permission, of course! The more people who buy into the “always green” Earth-friendly agenda, the better off we ALL will be!