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Market St. @ Noe St.
San Francisco, CA 94114

Keeping it Fresh at the Castro Farmers Market

PCFMA Castro Farmers Market - Castro District, San FranciscoBustling and bursting with life the Castro Farmer's market has returned for its second season even better than before every Wednesday from 4-8pm. Now featuring live music and an even greater traffic level it is an exciting time for the neighborhood. With an always fresh seasonal bounty of fruits, vegetables, meats, and more the Castro Street Farmers Market cannot be missed.

While the market boasts the expected vegetable and fruit assortments; what's truly special about this market are the stands that offer the less common farmers market attire such as goat cheese stuffed raviolis, tender cuts of meat, salted nuts, dried goods, warm breads and so much more.

Perusing the stands while engaging the knowledgeable vendors is a pleasurable and educational experience. The vendors are all too happy to answer any questions you may have while explaining the ways of their goods. Want a little history of those farm fresh eggs? Ask, and you will get a story. While chatting with the local vendors be sure to partake of the gamete of free samples. Some personal favorites include the organic sorbets, and fresh cheeses. Be sure to check out these must see vendors:

Shelly's Garden: Fresh eggs and fragrant herbs.

Calolea Olive Oil: Wonderful olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Happy Boy: A variety of seasonal organic vegetables.

City Bees: Sweet local honey.

Pick-a-peck Pickles: Crunchy pickles and other veggies.

Scream Sorbet: Fresh and fruity handmade sorbets.

You may come hungry and leave full; a true indicator that you have visited a note worthy Farmers Market!

Also, don't forget to visit some of the local restaurants and cafes nearby. After making your produce purchases head Café Flore located at the end of Noe Street directly on the corner. It is a great place to grab a coffee and catch up with friends. In fact, have them meet you there. Flore now has a liquor license so if coffee isn't for you can sip your way to merriment while watching the hustle and bustle of the market parade.

Be sure to make it to opening day this Wednesday April 7th. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be making an appearance to offer blessings while cutting a ribbon with Supervisor Bevan Dufty. You can also enter a raffle to win a bag of fresh produce!

Some of the fresh seasonal produce will include:

Vegetables: Artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, English peas, green onions, hothouse tomatoes, kale, potatoes, radishes, snow peas, spinach.

Fruit: Apples, mandarins, oranges, pommelos, strawberries.

Other Market Products: Fresh herbs, baked breads and pastries, jams, sauces and dips, orange juice and apple cider, kettle corn, local honey, cut flowers and nursery starts.

-Written and Reviewed by A.G Royale – May 1, 2010

Police Seek Public's Help after Pink Saturday Fatal Shooting

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Posted on Bay Area Reporter
July 12, 2010
By Matt Baume

A crowd gathered at Market and Castro streets for the "Red Saturday" rally during which speakers, including Paul Henderson from the district attorney's office at right, urged the LGBT community to get involved in fighting crime.

Responding to several violent incidents that occurred during Pride weekend, local leaders and police this week appealed to the LGBT community for help in combating crime.

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San Francisco Civic Center
San Francisco CA, 94114
(415) 503-0630

San Francisco Pride attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe every year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade.

The theme for 2010 is "Forty and Fabulous" and the event will be held over the weekend of June 26 and 27, 2010. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is one of the largest gatherings of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.

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Crossroads Trading Co.

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2123 Market St. @ Church St.
San Francisco

CROSSROADS - May 1, 2010

Crossroads Trading Company Castro District San Francisco, CAWith an abundance of fanciful fashions Crossroads Trading Co. Is an absolute must when looking for a great INEXPENSIVE outfit. Crossroads is located at the epicenter of diverging traffic on Market and Church. This Castro location (they have 4 SF locations,) is easy to get to from wherever you are in the city. You can catch the MUNI, hop on an assortment of bus lines, or if you are feeling nostalgic ride the F line with ease.

What sets Crossroads apart from every other consignment store in San Francisco? It's simple, at Crossroads you are able to bring in clothes that you no longer want and sell them for cash or use as store credit. You have to be selective however as the buyer wont simply take your tattered Nike tee and hand you cash. The key to ensuring that you make some cash is making sure that your clothes are clean, without wear, and are in season. Be sure to check with the Crossroads you will be bringing your clothes into by calling ahead and inquiring about what the buyers are looking for.

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