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Cookbooks to Inspire You: New for Fall 2020

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!

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Cali Love: Drink Local!

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.

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Drivers stands with No Bully!

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.

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Art in the time of COVID

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.

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Meet our craft whiskeys

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!

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The Activist – Lisa Bennett

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.

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Poems from the Garden and it’s not Eden

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.

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Social Distancing Guidelines

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.

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Event Recap: Sausalito Sustainability Commission

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.

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Half the Sugar, All the Love: with author Jennifer Tyler Lee

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.

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Let’s cook! New cookbooks and staff favorites

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!

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Fire cider: a traditional herbal remedy

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.

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Grateful for our Community

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.

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Sushama Gokhale: The healing energy of food

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.

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Living on the dock of the bay

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!

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Events and Marketing – Caroline Parker

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.

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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!