The 2019 Pop-Up Breakfast Series is officially announced! See the dates and featured chefs below as well as two of the menus. 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. The last couple of seasons have sold out far in advance. What a complement! 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 the 2019 series will fund the following:

  • Six part-time summer youth staff positions ($3,200)
  • The Market Match/food access program at the Felton and Live Oak markets ($1,000)
  • The Foodshed Project: a free, public education program at the Downtown SC Farmers’ Market ($2,000)
  • 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 ($700)
  • The Felton Farmers’ Market Event Series: free, family-focused public education events ($2,000)

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, words from a local fisher or a flower grower. You walk away satisfied and happy, with only a memory of place and time…and a full belly. For more information call 831-454-0566 or email events@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 and purchases are final. If tickets are sold out for an event you are interested in please email or call to be added to the wait list: (831) 454-0566 or events@santacruzfarmersmarket.org.

 

2019 Pop-Up Breakfast Series

 

June 29th, Scotts Valley Market (tickets $45) – Chef Kenny Woods of 1440 Multiversity

Menu
GRILLED STONE FRUIT
with honey, walnuts, house ricotta, Companion bread and greens
EGG IN A JAR
with dungeness crab, summer peas, chive crema and crispy herbs
CLEANSER
cucumber, ginger and herbs
LOCAL SUMMER CRUDO
with avocado, nectarine, cordycep, chili and Big Sur salts
SHORT RIB HASH
Potato, root vegetable velouté, celery heart, caramelized onion, smoked mushroom and farm egg
SWEET FINISH
Panna Cota with douglas fir spruce tips, summer berries gelee and fig brûlée
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Hidden Fortress Coffee

 

 

July 20th, Westside Market (tickets $45) – Chef Gema Cruz of Gabriella Cafe

Menu TBA

 

 

August 10th, Westside Market (tickets $45) – Chef Katherine Stern of La Posta

Menu
MARINATED ROCK COD
with pickled vegetables, cucumber and crème fraiche
TOMATO AND ROASTED CORN SALAD
with smoky eggplant and herb yogurt
FOGLINE FARM PORK LOIN
with tonnato, capers, egg and arugula
GRILLED LITTLE GEMS
with buttermilk dressing and breadcrumbs
POTATO BISCUIT
Delicious!
SWEET FINISH
Lemon verbena poached peaches, raspberry fool and cornmeal cookie crumb
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Eleventh Hour Coffee

 

 

September 14th Pop-Up Breakfast Benefit, Westside Market (tickets $75) Chef Kendra Baker of the Penny Ice Creamery, Picnic Basket and Snap Taco

Menu TBA