David MacCuish, Winter Farmers Market

What is better than the Farmers Market at the Arcata Plaza?  Oh sure, I shop at the Hendersen Center market — after all I do live south of Eureka…but for an all out celebration of local food, nothing beats my weekly trip to the Arcata Plaza.  And now there is a great reason to celebrate, the Arcata Farmers Market is now open year round — sure, there aren’t any tomatoes, but winter is the time to eat up brussel sprouts, kale and chard — and there will definitely be some surprises like Jacques Neukom’s yacon — seriously –ask him about it, it’s like a jicama on steroids looking like a giant yam.  I am now growing my own — Jacques even said they do better on the coast than his Willow Creek farm (yay! can’t grow those tomatoes but I am now a mean Yacon grower!)  You know how this works, the more we support the Winter Farmers Market the bigger and better it will get — see you there!

Check out the website for the North Coast Growers Association

Listen to the interview


  1. b coole said,

    July 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I am trying to reach bert walker about cider trees

    • myfoodforthought said,

      July 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      I haven’t talked to Bert Walker in quite a while — I had reached him through a CR email address since he is Emeritus Faculty there — you could try that — bert-walker@redwoods.edu I believe he lives in Loleta, I have also run into him at Loleta Cheese Factory, I believe he is friends with Bob LaFranchi who owns the Cheese Factory. Good Luck!

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