Willow Glen Farmers’ Market

Location: Willow Glen Community Center | Hours: Saturday 9am-1pm

A mid-sized farmers’ market with all your essential goodies. Good produce, a rotisserie truck, lots of baked goods (vegan options available from The Source), and a pop-up coffee bar! I loved how friendly the vendors were and the relaxed atmosphere while walking through the market. This market is located next to a park, making this farmers’ market experience great for turning your Saturday morning into a family outing with your kids or socializing with friends.

Market Highlights:

The Source located in Willow Glen, CA

A healthy juice bar serving a variety of juices and nut milks, nutritional broths, and vegan desserts. All their juices and milks are cold-pressed and so refreshing. I picked up a chocolate donut and lets be clear, this is definitely not your typical fluffy donut. However, the soft cake coated with bittersweet chocolate glaze was decadent to say the least. I devoured the whole thing in less than a minute and will be back for more. You really can’t beat a sweet treat with all natural, unprocessed ingredients that leaves you feeling good you treated your body well. You can find them at their store in Willow Glen or at the Campbell and Willow Glen Farmers’ Markets.

11th Hour Coffee located in Santa Cruz, CA

I love exploring new coffee shops and 11th Hour did not disappoint with their single origin coffee beans. These guys here know how to make a good cup of coffee. A smooth and boldly crafted latte is just what I needed for a Saturday morning at the farmers’ market. They sell their beans here so you can bring home and enjoy a good cup of coffee any day of the week. On top of that, their coffee bar has great aesthetic which always makes for a more enjoyable coffee experience.

Recipe Roundup- Green Machine Juice + Chia Pulp crackers:

From the market: dino kale, rainbow chard, parsley

Juice Ingredients:

1/2 bunch dino kale

1/2 bunch rainbow chard

1/2 bunch parsley

2 rainbow carrots

1/2 lemon

3/4 cup water

1 knob ginger, peeled

1 tbsp wildflower honey

sprinkle of cayenne

Note: Since I don’t have a juicer, I used my Ninja blender to make this juice by straining the pulp and saving it to make crackers.

Directions:

Chop all your veggies and add into the blender. Add water, juiced lemon, and ginger. Blend until smooth. Add honey and pulse for few seconds. Strain mixture through sieve. Pour into a cup and sprinkle cayenne for an extra kick. Add some ice, kick back, and sip on some green goodness!

Cracker Ingredients:

Leftover strained pulp from juice above

2 tbsp chia seeds

sprinkle of sea salt

Directions:

Squeeze out most of the moisture from the remaining pulp. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and transfer onto parchment paper. Spread out mixture about 1/8” thick and bake at 350F for around 40 minutes. Enjoy alone or with hummus.

Visit the market: http://uvfm.org/willow-glen-saturday/

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