The 2017 Pop-Up Breakfast Series is here and tickets are for sale below. If you aren’t familiar with this series of wonderful, culinary, community-building events, you can get a feel for it by looking at our photo album , checking out this video clip and viewing the June 3rd menu below. Read on…

Pop-up restaurants are not new; gustatory drive and the need for a gathering place gave rise to pop-up meals eons ago. At the edges of the field, around the campfire, on the tailgate of an old Chevy, we have been congregating around any and every imaginable manner of makeshift table since time immemorial.

Even when necessity isn’t dictating the venue, we still love the improvised experience. Part of the allure is the ephemeral nature of the occasion: all the more precious for its brevity. You walk away satisfied and happy, with only a memory of place and time…and a full belly.

We at the Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets miss no opportunity to celebrate around good food. The 2017 season is our fifth go around and we are hosting four 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 wood-fired stove, seasonal blooms, a whole roasted pig, words from a local fisher or cheese maker. With each event we learn more about how to make this moment magical – connecting farmers, chefs, our local landscape and you.

These events are ticketed and do sell out! Tickets are $38 with a $2 service fee if purchased online. Tickets can also be purchased at any of our five farmers’ markets.  All funds support our public education efforts including the FoodShed Project. This year we are hosting a raffle for each event to raise additional support for our educational and outreach programs. Please consider participating in the raffle when you purchase your breakfast tickets. 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.

The 2017 Season

June 3rd, Westside Market – Chef Erin Lampel of Companion Bakeshop

FRESH BREAD W/ AVOCADO
Companion bread with mashed avocado, garlic and spices
EARLY SUMMER SALAD
Apricots and blackberries with arugula, micro greens and simple vinaigrette
COMPANION QUICHE w/ SAUSAGE
Fiesta farm eggs, spinach, scallions and herbs with a side of El Salchichero breakfast sausage
ROASTED ROOTS
Potato, carrot and leek with a side of thyme aioli
SIDE OF GREENS
Brassicas with olive oil and sea salt
SWEET FINISH
Warm biscuit with fresh strawberries and whipped cream
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
LuLu Carpenter’s Coffee

 

 

July 8th, Scotts Valley Market – Chef Brad Briske of Home

Menu TBA

 

August 5th, Westside Market – Chef Katherine Stern of La Posta

Menu TBA

 

August 26th, Westside Market – Chef Kendra Baker of the Penny Ice Creamery, Picnic Basket and Assembly

Menu TBA

 

Please note, tickets are non-refundable.

Email education@santacruzfarmersmarkets.org with specific requests.

Thank you.