The 2024 Pop-Up Breakfast Series. Tickets on sale below woo hoo!

This year the Pop-Up Breakfasts return with a small summer series, two events at the Westside Market. It’s a joy to announce the line up. On July 27th we host chef Brad Briske of Home Restaurant, a long love of the series who shows up with magic in his pocket every time. On August 10th chef Diego Felix of Colectivo Felix curates the meal, sure to be a phenomenal first round for this unique and building star in the community. Diego was born and raised in Ciudad Evita just outside of Buenos Aires; his home life and the city around him informs his now rebelliously vibrant and diverse cuisine. Let’s do this!

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 privilege 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 education@santacruzfarmersmarket.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. Tickets are non-refundable.

July 27th with Brad Briske of Home Restaurant

Menu TBA

Beverages courtesy of Stockwell Cellars

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August 10th with Diego Felix of Colectivo Felix

 

Menu
ARGENTINA-STYLE EMPANADA
Stuffed with cheese, summer squash, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms
SOUTH AMERICAN TAPIOCA & CHEESE PUFF BREADS
topped with tomato and llajwa – a spicy Bolivian-inspired salsa
AJI DE GALLINA
Fogline chicken in yellow pepper cream sauce, hard boiled egg, pickled onion, citrus, cilantro, olives
JIMMY NARDELLOS
grilled, escabeche
MID SUMMER SALAD
Lettuce, shaved fennel, meyer lemon, toasted nuts and hoja santa vinaigrette
SWEET FINISH
Joey’s abuelita horchata tres leches, seasonal fruit and honey
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Companion Bakeshop & Equinox Wine

 

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Past menus for reference, Pop-Up Breakfast Series  2023

 

July 29th with Andy Huynh of Full Steam Dumpling

SOLD OUT
Menu
FRESH FRUIT
with honey
CONGEE
warm rice porridge, new natives microgreens, peas shoyu, onsen egg
TOMATO EGG STIR FRY
early girl, Live Earth egg
BRAISED GREENS
kales, chards, soy, ginger, rice-vinegar
FOGLINE CRISPY PORK BELLY
cherry tomato, summer squash, dry chile, abodo sauce, herbs
FURIKAKE POTATOES
roasted yukon, sesame miso aioli
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Companion Bakeshop & Equinox Wine

 

August 12th with Chef Katherine Stern of The Midway, formerly of La Posta

SOLD OUT
Menu
HOUSE-MADE YOGURT
stone fruit, toasted almond, honey
GEM SALAD
summer tomatoes, eggplant, walnut dukkah, herbs
POTATO & SWEET ALYSSUM FRITTATA
roasted onion and sorrel
FOGLINE FARM PORK SHOULDER
slow cooked with grilled fig, sage
SHELLING BEANS
summer peppers with toasted breadcrumb salsa
ALMOND CAKE
with seasonal berries
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Companion Bakeshop & Equinox Wine