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Announcing the 2016 Pop-Up Breakfast Series!!!! Read on to find out details about the chef line up, our style and to reserve your spot. 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 2016 menus below.

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. For the 2016 season, we are hosting 4 pop-up breakfast events at the Westside and Scotts Valley Markets. Guests gather to sit down at long tables with friends and enjoy a fresh, multi-course meal. At each event admired local chefs serve up sensational mixes of simple cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from the very farms that sell at the markets. Local youth leaders from 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, fine charrcutery. 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! Limited seating, tickets are $37. Purchase them at any of our markets or via our website below (online purchases include a $2 surcharge per ticket). All funds support our public education efforts including the FoodShed Project. To sign up for announcements about this series, other events we host or for more information call 831-325-4294 or email education@santacruzfarmersmarket.org.

On the day of the event, arrive and sign in at 9:30am; first course is served at 10am. Please bring your own plate and silverware – you’ll find everything else you need there. These breakfasts are set, multi-course meals – be prepared to stay with us until about noon.

2016 Season

 

May 28th, Westside Market

Chef Kevin Koebel of Local FATT  SOLD OUT

PAN GRIDDLED WALNUT-VANILLA BEAN FRENCH TOAST
With Strawberry-caramelized sugar compote and crème fraiche
LATE SPRING SAVORY SALAD
Micro greens with prosciutto di parma carpaccio, crispy leek and savory Tuile
GRILLED WILD SALMON FILET BRIOCHE WITH FARM EGG AND GREENS
Served with a duo of lemon chutney and cilantro chutney
SPRING VEGETABLE CADEAUX (bundle)
Wrapped in sweet leek, roasted and served with meyer lemon-local sea salt beurre blanc sauce
SWEET FINISH
Champagne syrup macerated fruit gratin
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
LuLu Carpenter’s Coffee

 

June 25th, Scotts Valley Market

Chef Brad Briske of La Balena in Carmel  SOLD OUT

POTATOES SAVORY AND SWEET
Potatoes, peavetta, raspberry and herbs
STRAWBERRIES AND CHOCOLATE
Live Earth strawberries with Ashby Confections’ chocolate
PORCHETTA BRUSCHETTA
Companion Bakeshop open-face sourdough, Fogline Farm pig, fried egg, greens and honey
SWEET FINISH
Plum tart, almonds and lavender syrup
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
Hidden Fortress Micro Farm Coffee

 

July 23rd, Westside Market

Chef Mark Denham of Soif Restaurant and Bar  SOLD OUT

SWEET AND SPICY SUMMER MELON
Seasonal heirloom melons with lime zest and hot pepper infused honey
FRESH CORN SALAD
With arugula and Garden Variety feta in a simple, pickled mustard seed vinaigrette
HUEVOS FLAMENCOS
Spanish style frittata with pasture-raised eggs, sweet peppers and potatoes
HOUSE-MADE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE
Soif made sausage with pork, chicken, maple sugar, thyme and parsley
SIDE OF GREENS
Brassicas with olive oil and sea salt
SWEET FINISH
Coffeecake with homemade granola, yogurt mousse and stone fruit
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
LuLu Carpenter’s Coffee

 

August 27th, Westside Market SOLD OUT 

Chef Kendra Baker of the Penny Ice Creamery, Picnic Basket and Assembly

HOMEMADE YOGURT AND OLIVE OIL GRANOLA
with seasonal fruit
ASSEMBLY’S FRESH BREAD
with plenty of salty butter
GRILLED SUMMER SQUASH, PICKLED GREEN BEANS AND SWEET CORN
with a fine herb aioli
QUICHE
with cherry tomatoes, almonds, basil and shaved Garden Variety Cheese
EL SALCHICHERO BACON and CRISPY FRIED POTATOES
with sweet onions and chili jam
SWEET FINISH
sticky buns and strawberries with dark chocolate
TASTY BEVERAGES COURTESY OF
LuLu Carpenter’s Coffee

 

 

Please note, tickets are non-refundable.

Email education@santacruzfarmersmarkets.org with specific requests.

Thank you.