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Dehydrate your own apples in dices, slices and rings. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Julian memories cook up apple inspirations

Laura Woolfrey Macklem October 7, 2020
One of my favorite childhood memories is traveling up the mountain to Julian, and eating pie at the Julian Pie Company. When I smell apple pie, it always takes me back to that cozy pie shop. Now, I also make my house cozy as I put up apples in all forms, not just pie. And my house, well when September hits and I’m preserving an apple bounty, it smells like Julian to me.
Strawberry scraps can be used to make fermented vinegar. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: A pitch for using pits and scraps

Laura Woolfrey Macklem August 6, 2020
Grocery prices are climbing, so turn scraps into savings while adding interesting and healthy items to your pantry.
Visitors to the fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival in Encinitas on Feb. 17 could sample foods such as pickled cabbage by the Fermenters Club, which held the event at Leichtag Commons. (Photo by Lauren J. Mapp)

A good gut feeling: Fermentation, food are focus of Encinitas event

Lauren J. Mapp March 6, 2019
The Fermenters Club held its fifth annual San Diego Fermentation Festival at the Leichtag Commons farm in Encinitas on Feb. 17. Festivalgoers were able to learn how to make their own apple ginger sauerkraut in take-home demo jars at a hands-on table and nibble on samples of products from local artisan producers of fermented products.
Pickled peppers. (Steven Bennett, Unsplash)

ENCINITAS: Fermentation Festival returns Feb. 17

February 14, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Diego Fermentation Festival returns to Encinitas on Feb. 17, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. at Leichtag Commons, 800 Ecke Ranch Road. The fifth annual event’s mission is to highlight the ancient...

The Vista Farmers Market offers farm-fresh eggs. (Photo courtesy of Vista Farmers Market)

VISTA: Melrose Drive farmers market dates back to 1981

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

Dating back to 1981, the Vista Farmers Market at 325 S. Melrose Drive is the oldest farmers market in the North County area, and one of the longest-running markets in the state of California. Open on...

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FALLBROOK: Valley Fort market focuses on crafts, clothing, food

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

Open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Fallbrook Open Air Market at Valley Fort is located at 3757 S. Mission Road in Fallbrook. This market opened in 2014 and about 15 vendors come in once a week...

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SOLANA BEACH: Music, food court part of the fun at Cedros market

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

Solana Beach’s Cedros Avenue Farmers Market features a food court where attendees can purchase and enjoy ready-to-eat food from Red Oven Pizza, Same Day Kettle Corn, Conscious Coconut Juice Bar, Jamaican...

Fresh local carrots can be found at the Oceanside Farmers Market. (Photo by Kristina Chartier, courtesy of Oceanside Farmers Market)

OCEANSIDE: Thursday market brings fresh finds, family atmosphere

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. may not be the most common time slot for a weekly farmers market, but that’s exactly what makes the market in Oceanside at 401 Pier View Way unique. Sponsored by Main...

The nonprofit Del Mar Farmers Market offers fresh local produce. (Photo courtesy of Del Mar Farmers Market)

DEL MAR: Long-running market offers seaside view and atmosphere

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

Upper Shores Park at 225 9th St. is home to the certified and nonprofit Del Mar Farmers Market every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is self-proclaimed as the second oldest farmers market in the San Diego...

The Carlsbad Farmers Market offers fresh local strawberries. (Photo courtesy of Carlsbad Farmers Market)

CARLSBAD: State Street market is in the heart of the village

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

Stop by the Carlsbad State Street Farmers Market on Wednesday nights to shop from more than 55 local produce, craft, prepared food and specialty vendors at 2907 State St. in Carlsbad. Open from 3 to...

The Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market offers fresh-cut flowers in addition to artisan foods and local produce. (Photo by Susie Talman, courtest of Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market)

RANCHO SANTA FE: Market owners emphasize sense of community

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

On Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market is open for business at 16079 San Dieguito Road. Owners Diane Haworth and Michael Varbaek took over the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers...

A customer buys fresh produce from a local farmer at the Leucadia Farmers Market. (Photo courtesy of Leucadia Farmers Market)

LEUCADIA: Sunday market touts family-friendly atmosphere

Lauren J. Mapp April 18, 2017

Held Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paul Ecke Central School at 185 Union St., the Leucadia Farmers Market is open every week, rain or shine, except for Easter Sunday. From the ever prominent...

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