Our parklet on Turney Street is now complete and open to the community! This beautiful new space is a dream project for us – the original drawings have been hanging in our cafe for 5 years! Finally, the dream is a reality.
The craft chocolate industry continues to grow, with a strong focus on ethical practices, and American chocolatiers rivaling European makers. Our chocolate buyer, Mia diTommaso, describes what to look for in good chocolate — for Valentines Day and beyond.
Our bodies use minerals for many functions, including bone, heart, and brain health. Minerals are also key to hydration as well as enzyme and hormone production. While theoretically we get most of the minerals we need by eating a wide variety of foods, in some cases a healthcare provider may suggest a mineral supplement. Learn how you can achieve your wellness goals with a look at new products in our supplement department.
A note from our wine merchant Niesa, and her picks for your holiday tables:
‘Tis the season of joy, twinkling lights and holiday parties. Here are some wines guaranteed to bring lots of cheer. How could I do a holiday wine write up without my favorite food group, um I mean wine style…BUBBLES!!! As you know the store has a lot of them and this is no accident! I’ve selected a few that I think you will love. Cheers to 2022!! Let’s pop some corks!!
A celebratory note from our wine merchant, Niesa Granger, who put together a beautiful selection of holiday wines.
We are passionate about healthy skin, and we carefully vet the skincare lines that we carry at the Market for sustainability and quality. Our vendors expertly blend wellness and nature, but the lines are really distinct! The products on our shelves range from holistic to clinical, and all points in between. Here’s a breakdown of our skincare lines, so you can find the product that is just right for you.
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.