You might know Lisa Bennett from her involvement in local social justice groups in Sausalito and Marin. Here at the Market, she takes care of accounting, daily books, banking, taxes, and bureaucratic paperwork. She usually works in our back office and at her home in Sausalito. Before COVID-19, Lisa would help out as a cashier, where she really loved meeting customers and connecting with the community. Read on to learn more about Lisa and her good work.
May 2020 – Two poets & longtime friends from San Rafael, Kathy Evans and Katharine Harer read from their latest collections of poems. Instead of joining us ‘Around the Table’ as originally planned, the poets read from Katharine’s beautiful garden. See the video here.
We offer next-day curbside pickup! The service is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Read on to learn how to place your order!
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, we are prioritizing health and safety over every other function of our store. Our hours have changed: Driver’s Market is now open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. This gives us additional time to sanitize and restock, and gives our crew much needed rest. We reserve 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday and Friday mornings for our senior (65+) and immuno-compromised customers.
Our goal is to keep ourselves and our customers safe, and to support the community. Please read on to learn more about the extreme safety measure we are taking, and about grocery delivery, now offered through Instacart.
The Sustainability Commission joined us Around the Table to discuss updates to Sausalito’s Climate Action Plan. A key element of the plan is to reduce waste. The Commission is working to educate and encourage local residents and businesses to properly sort waste materials. Read on to learn how recycling is changing, and how you can help.
We all know that kids love sugar. But studies show children today consume at least three times the recommended daily limit. With all this sugar lurking, how can a parent avoid it and still make quick low-sugar meals kids will love? Nutritionist and author Jennifer Tyler Lee joined us to discuss her new book, debunk the sugar myth, and help us avoid added sugar.
Cookbook season is traditionally celebrated in the fall when publishers release the hottest books of the year. This year we’re excited for a few new titles, and also looking back at some of our favorites from past years. Fill your market baskets with a new cookbook, pristine vegetables, sustainable meats, healthful grains…and get cooking!
At our makers workshop we learned to brew our own fire cider, a traditional tonic of apple cider vinegar, honey, roots and spices including garlic, ginger, and pepper. Fire cider is used to boost immunity, and fight colds and inflammation. Herbalist Danya Mosgofian discussed the history of fire cider, including a recent trademark case, and ways to use it in your daily routine.
In the wake of a very long few days of struggling to meet the challenges of the most recent power outage, we share a few thoughts on our experiences and give special thanks to people in our community.
Influential nutrition teacher Sushama Gokhale joined us Around the Table in September 2019 to discuss the healing energy of food. She focused on the voltage potential of cell membranes, and ways to increase that energy while fighting diseases like cancer. Sushama shared three of her favorite recipes with us.
August 2019 – Larry Clinton and Joe Tate packed the house for an evening of Sausalito history and music. Larry discussed famous floating homes and their iconoclastic inhabitants like Jean Varda to Sterling Hayden. Joe serenaded us with salty Sausalito themed songs in his first ever performance in a grocery store! It was a fantastic night! If you missed it, you can join the Sausalito Floating Homes Association for their annual open homes tour on September 14. Read more about it!
Caroline Parker runs our event series, Around the Table at Driver’s. Her passion for building community through the sharing of ideas and information fits perfectly with the mission of the market. She also manages to keep our website and newsletter vibrant and interesting month after month.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.