The 2019 Pop-Up Breakfast Series has come to a close – another season under our belts. 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 the past season. The events were well attended and celebratory. 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 funded 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.

 

2019 Pop-Up Breakfast Series – Menus from Past Events

 

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

SOLD OUT – Email or call regarding wiggle room or to be added to the wait list: (831) 454-0566 or events@santacruzfarmersmarket.org.

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
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
SIDE OF GREENS
braised with pickled mustard seed and banyuls reduction
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

SOLD OUT – Email or call regarding wiggle room or to be added to the wait list: (831) 454-0566 or events@santacruzfarmersmarket.org.

Menu
GABRIELLA HOUSE FOCACCIA
caramelized onions and seasonal vegetables
SUMMER FRITTATA
shiitake mushrooms, summer squash, Garden Variety cheese, onion and kale
SIDE OF EL SALCHICHERO SAUSAGE
seasonal and delicious
GABRIELLA CHILAQUILES
housemade tortilla chips, beans, scrambled farm eggs, cabbage salad and avocado with Gabriella mole or salsa roja
SWEET FINISH
Garden Variety Cheese with seasonal fruit
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
11th Hour Coffee and Stockwell Cellars

 

 

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

SOLD OUT – Email or call regarding wiggle room (we do have three tickets pending) or to be added to the wait list: (831) 454-0566 or events@santacruzfarmersmarket.org.

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
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

BREAD, BUTTER AND PRESERVES
Companion epi baguette with sea salted butter and preserves
SUMMER MELON AND PROSCIUTTO
with olive oil
GRILLED PEACHES AND TOMATOES
with Garden Variety ricotta, chiles and mint
DRESSED BUTTER LETTUCES
with cucumbers and herbs
SWISS CHARD AND EGG TORTA
with Live Earth Farm eggs, alliums and summer veggies
SLOW ROASTED PORK SHOULDER
with sweet red pepper jam
SWEET FINISH
Chocolate ganache and toasted almonds with raspberries
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Eleventh Hour Coffee and Stockwell Cellars