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Sea of plastic

We are in the midst of a recycling crisis in California and the US. For a long time, we have relied heavily on exporting our recyclable material to Asia. Recently, countries including China have imposed strict recycling limits and have drastically cut the import of US materials. As a result we are struggling to figure out what to do with stockpiled plastics and other materials across the country. The dirty truth is that much of what we put in blue bins will end up in landfills. What can we do about it?

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Be Safer: Tips to reduce your breast cancer risk

In May 2019, Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD, Director of Science at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, joined us Around the Table to discuss environmental toxins that are linked to cancer. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) is the leading science-based policy and advocacy organization working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation.

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We’re here for the beer!

The Cool Ship at Driver’s is the beer fridge. It’s our new Instagram handle. And it’s a group of friends who love to geek out about beer!
Follow along as we build the Cool Ship at Driver’s, your go-to for rare and hard to find beers, and a place to meet fellow beer lovers. Read more about the Cool Ship here!

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Chinese specialty teas

Tea importer Ned Heagerty of Silk Road Teas joined us Around the Table to present a brief survey of specialty teas from China. We tasted a range of artisan-crafted teas including varieties such as white, green, oolong, black and Pu-erh teas. The teas included small farm, single origin and arguably rare teas not generally found in the US. Ned discussed the province of origin, methods of processing each variety, its taste profile and steeping instructions. Learn more about Chinese specialty teas available at the market!

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Curious about therapeutic cannabis?

Last month Lauren Watson, Director of Education at Berkeley Patients Group, joined us Around the Table to discuss therapeutic cannabis. Lauren, also our neighbor here in Sausalito, is a wealth of information on THC, CBD and other cannabis extracts that are quickly becoming more accessible. Cannabis is commonly used to mitigate conditions including arthritis, chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, anxiety and weight loss. Read Lauren’s advice for developing — and enjoying — your own cannabis therapy.

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Cooking Together: the work of Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff

Food pioneer and author Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff joined us in January 2019 to discuss her work, the sharing of food, and the importance of cooking with friends and family. Shanta taught us to make two chutney’s from her book — perfect heart healthy gifts for your Valentines.

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Now available: The botanical goodness of CBD products

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an oil extracted from the hemp plant, and is known to have powerful botanical benefits. Like THC, CBD is known to have soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so you won’t get that “stoned” feeling — helpful when you need to think straight, and it’s perfect for a non-smoker. Best of all, CBD products are now available at Driver’s Market in the form of supplements and drinks.

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Our Catering Menu

We are very excited to introduce Catering here at Driver’s Market! We have created a range of Grazing Boards, Salads, and Focaccia Sandwich Platters to delight your guests. This truly is beautiful food! Our Catering Menu is seasonal, and is designed to showcase the local farms and small batch companies that we work with everyday.

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New Cookbooks for Fall 2018

We have an exciting new crop of cookbooks in stock at Driver’s, just in time for the holidays! With titles that you’ll find on the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle’s lists of best cookbooks of the year, see what everyone will be cooking up this winter!

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California brewers keep changing it up

California breweries really have beer lovers on their toes. They are regularly refreshing their offerings with new releases, trippy labels and clever names. Luckily, our beer guru Adam Driver does the hard work. He chooses the best and brightest offerings, and stocks our shelves with an intoxicating selection for all beer drinkers.

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Your Personal America, the poetry of Paul Geffner

Poetry surrounds us, making us realize the slimness of the membrane between internal and external worlds. In his book, Your Personal America, Sausalito poet Paul Geffner explores the America familiar to so many of us, as well as territory new and uncharted. Along the way he saves Christmas, kills the Easter Bunny, and contemplates why dinosaurs speak English in cartoons. Paul joined us Around the Table in August 2018 to read some of his favorite poems — his own and others. Here is an excerpt from his book, the title poem ‘Your Personal America’.

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Dissecting Sunscreen Labels – How to choose a safer sunscreen for yourself and the planet with Sarah Janssen, MD

Sunscreens contain dozens of chemicals to protect our skin from damaging sun rays. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals are also linked to harmful health effects such as endocrine disruption and cancer. Other chemicals in sunscreens are toxic to coral reefs. Physician and researcher Sarah Janssen joined us to discuss choosing safer sunscreens and protecting ourselves from the sun’s rays.

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Red, White and Rosé

Corsica, Canary Islands and Contra Costa: our wine buyer Niesa Granger has compiled a list of distinctive summer wines from around the world. Find a bottle that fits your summer plans!

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New Cookbooks for Spring 2018

We have a new batch of books, and we can’t wait to cook through them all! Read on to see which authors are local, and don’t miss the limited number of autographed copies!

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In A Good Place: Xlc Joloronde

Xlc Joloronde (pronounced “shell-sea”) has always let her passions guide her worklife – first as a midwife in Seattle, and later as an educator homeschooling her two sons. Now, with her boys off to high school and college, Xlc brings her passion for food and cooking to her work at Driver’s.

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Advice from an Herbalist

Experiencing pleasure and love is not just a Valentine’s Day luxury — it’s part of a balanced, happy life. We checked in with our supplement buyer, herbalist Danya Mosgofian, to learn how aphrodisiacs are used in herbal medicine.

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All Eyes on Craft Beer

Craft beer is having a moment, growing more innovative and influential every year. Driver’s Market has become a destination for beer lovers seeking hard to find labels. We checked in with Adam Driver to get the low-down on a few local breweries.