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.
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!
Our wine buyer Niesa put together a diverse list of wines that work well with Thanksgiving menus. Combine them for a festive selection at your holiday parties.
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.
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’.
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.
Driver’s Market opened in May 2013 with a lot of community support and big dreams for the future. Today the market is a bustling Sausalito hub. We sat down with Adam Driver to look back over the last five years and talk about what the future holds.