All of the 2017 Pop-Up Breakfast events have SOLD OUT. Email or call Nicole to be added to the wait list or inquire about wiggle room: education@santacruzfarmersmarket.org or (831) 325-4294.

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 menus 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 have sold 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  SOLD OUT

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   SOLD OUT

DRINK
Peach and basil bubbly
FRESH FRUIT
What’s in season in the best way
EGG SALAD ON HOUSE FOCCACIA
Fiesta Farm eggs mashed and seasoned on HOME’s house bread
BEEF, LETTUCE AND HEIRLOOM TOMATO SANDWICH
A BLT with aioli
EARLY SUMMER POTATO SALAD
New potatoes,  fennel and onion with herbs
7 WAY GREENS
Braised, steamed and fresh chards, kales and mustards with vinaigrette
SWEET FINISH
Bacon fat shortcake with stone fruit and sauce
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Hidden Fortress Micro Farm Coffee

 

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

CHILLED MELON SOUP
with cucumber, preserved lemon and mint
GRILLED GEMS
marinated tomatoes, peppers and herbs
SMOKED FISH ON TOAST
Monterey Bay catch on sourdough w/ salsa de uova, shaved radish and fennel
CHARRED GREENS
with sesame dressing
STUFFED SUMMER SQUASH
with potato and Garden Variety Cheese
SWEET FINISH
rice pudding w/ stone fruit compote lavender syrup and cookie crumb
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Lulu Carpenters Coffee and Storrs Winery

 

 

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

SOURDOUGH W/ SUMMER FRUIT AND SPREADS
House bread with stone fruit, Assembly preserves, almond butter and whipped goat butter
SMOKED SALMON BLINI
With nasturtium caper crème fraiche
KALE AND QUINOA SALAD
With grilled corn and peaches and a Garden Variety yogurt and mint dressing
BISCUITS w/ HOUSEMADE PANCETTA
Black pepper gruyere biscuits w/ Fiesta Farm pork shoulder confit and sauteed chard
FIESTA FARM FRIED EGGS
Brassicas with olive oil and sea salt
SUNBURST SQUASH AND PEPPERS
Grilled sunburst squash with Jimmy Nardello peppers and chimichurri
SWEET FINISH
Brown sugar almond custard cake
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
LuLu Carpenter’s Coffee

 

If tickets are sold out for an event you are interested please email or call Nicole to be added to the wait list: education@santacruzfarmersmarket.org or (831) 325-4294.

 

 

Please note, tickets are non-refundable.

Email education@santacruzfarmersmarkets.org with specific requests.

Thank you.