The Pop-Up Breakfast Series is back!
We will be hosting just two pop-up breakfasts this season and are brimming with excitement and inspiration at the crafting of it all. Chef Katherine Stern of The Midway and Andy Huynh of Full Steam Dumpling will join us in July and August at the Westside Farmers’ Market.
If you aren’t familiar with this series of community-building, culinary events visit our photo album, check out this video clip and scroll down for more information and menus from past seasons. Thank you for your support over the years. It’s a true joy to spotlight regional farms and the chefs that support them year round. Join our mailing list or follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to hear about it.
Proceeds from this series will funded the following:
- Two part-time summer youth staff positions
- The Market Match food access program
- The Foodshed Project: free, public educational events at the Felton and Scotts Valley farmers’ markets
- KERMIT – a partnership with Santa Cruz Public Libraries that brings a book mobile into the Downtown, Felton and Scotts Valley markets and encourages interaction between residents and farms
We at the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets miss no opportunity to celebrate around good food. Since 2012 we have been hosting pop-up breakfast events at the Westside and Scotts Valley markets. At these sweet gatherings guests sit down at long tables with friends and enjoy a fresh, multi-course meal. Each event spotlights an admired local chef giving rise to sensational mixes of simple cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from the very farms that sell at the markets. Local youth leaders, graduates of the food justice organization FoodWhat, serve the fair and farmers speak about their work. Events are unique, each one offering its own pleasing qualities: a cider or wine tasting, local musicians, seasonal pickles, creative flavor pairings, cultural foods, words from a local fisher or flower grower. Guests walk away satisfied and happy, with only a memory of place and time…and a full belly. For more information call 831-325-4294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration begins at 9:30am and the first course will be served at 10am. This is a leisurely, multi-course meal, expect to be in our company until about noon. Bring your own plate and silverware – spoon, fork and knife. You’ll find everything else you need at the event.
Children that can sit on a lap are welcome at no cost. Kids that need their own chair require a ticket. Feel free to contact us with questions. If you have a group (more than two), come early so you are able to reserve seats together.
If tickets are sold out for an event you are interested please email or call Nicole to be added to the wait list: email@example.com or (831) 325-4294.
Pop-Up Breakfast Series 2023
July 29th with Andy Huynh of Full Steam Dumpling
warm rice porridge, new natives microgreens, peas shoyu, onsen egg
TOMATO EGG STIR FRY
heirloom, Pajaro Pastures egg
kales, chards, soy, ginger, rice-vinegar
CRISPY PORK BELLY
cherry tomato, summer squash, dry chile, abodo sauce, herbs
roasted yukon, sesame miso aioli
August 12th with Chef Katherine Stern of The Midway, formerly of La Posta
stone fruit, toasted almond, honey
summer tomatoes, eggplant, walnut dukkah, herbs
POTATO & SWEET ALYSSUM FRITTATA
roasted onion and sorrel
FOGLINE FARM PORK SHOULDER
slow cooked with grilledfig, sage
FRESH SHELLING BEANS
summer peppers & greens with toasted breadcrumb salsa
LEMON VERBENA RICE PUDDING
slow-roasted strawberry, cornbread crumble
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