Did you know that the mural gracing our building is a reproduction of a woodcut print by Sausalito artist Tom Killion? Tom’s books of illustrations include the acclaimed 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais and his latest, California’s Wild Coast.
One of the things we love about the Sausalito community is being surrounded by artists, craft people, and writers. In addition to cookbooks, we carry a selection of books by local authors and poets. Here are the local titles that we currently carry at the market, plus a few of the writers reading from their work!
Ready-to-drink margaritas, canned Manhattans, fruity hard seltzers, and high-end craft mixes are filling the shelves. These single-serve cocktails come in eye catching cans and bottles, with varying potency (check the ABV%) and serving options (drink from the can or over ice?) When we get to that post-pandemic party of our dreams, hopefully sooner than later, here’s a selection of craft cocktails to serve.
May 2021 – Things are opening back up, and our Deli is buzzing with new offerings! You can now order a number of deli favorites, all made-to-go, including: our popular Wraps menu; the Rice Bowl; the Combo Plate and all hot bar items from Bini’s Kitchen. Three sandwiches are now available as paninis and can be grilled-to-go: the Cuban, Caprese, and Sweet Brie. All of our juices, smoothies, coffees, teas and draft kombucha are available. All orders are made to go.
Green hills, gorgeous weather, and…masks. Signs of spring are everywhere, and uplift our bodies and the world around us. But what is going on under our masks? Here are a few suggestions to rejuvenate your skincare routine, and make it mask friendly.
We are delighted to see a number of our vendors win 2021 Good Food Awards, and we proudly stock many of their winning products here at Driver’s. Look for the blue Good Food Awards seal on our shelves! Read on to see the winners.
February 2021 – Though so many 2020 goals were put on hold, the Sausalito Sustainability Commission (SSC) kept their focus on the future of environmental protection. We checked in with Commissioner Kathy Hutton to get current on the Sustainability Commission’s programs, including the approaching Plastics Ban. Read on to learn more, and find out what changes we’re making here at Driver’s.
January 2021 – Whether you are looking for inspiration to try a plant-based diet this year, or you’re a long time vegan looking for fresh ideas, here are a few of our favorite vegan Instagrams. We put together a list that includes a cookbook author, a busy local mom, and a political activist to give you a range of ideas to work with. Check these talented cooks out and let us know: Who do you follow?
We have a new crop of cookbooks for you to dive into this season! Our Fall 2020 collection has hundreds of recipes to bring you joy, outstanding food, and a sense of wellness. From everyday cakes, to CBD down time, to bold flavors from around the world, these books have a little bit of everything for the home cook. Enjoy!
A note from our wine merchant Niesa, who put together a diverse list of local wines that work well with Thanksgiving menus. Whether you plan to pull out all the stops, or keep your celebration very low key, we encourage you to support California wineries.
October 2020 – We are proud to partner with No Bully during the month of October – National Bullying Prevention Month – and help spread the word about the San Francisco-based non-profit’s important work.
As part of our partnership, we are fundraising for No Bully at the Market, and we invite the community to their October programming. Learn more about No Bully and their strategies to bring awareness to bullying in the United States.
September 2020 – The quarantine may have forced Artists@Issaquah to cancel their show this month, but it doesn’t hinder the floating home community’s creativity. In fact, one of Issaquah’s artists, Jim Woessner, decided to “make lemonade” during the pandemic shelter in place. He collaborated with his friend and writer, John Hewitt, to write and publish a novella. Learn more about their new book, The Roadkill Saga, and about Artists@Issaquah here.
We’re excited to explore whiskeys from American distillers and beyond in our new craft liquor section. A growing selection of small-batch labels will grace our shelves in the coming months. Let us know what you think about our current offerings, and what else you’d like to see!
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 to keep ourselves and our customers safe. As of September 21, 2020, Driver’s Market is now open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Our goal is to keep ourselves and our customers safe, and to support the community. Please read on to learn more about the 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!