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Farmers' Market Items of Note

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The Farmers' Market yesterday may have looked a little sparse in terms of the number of vendors present.  That's because two of the vendors' trucks broke down en route to the market (KettlePop being one of them, Schletewitz Family Farms being the other), Rick of Sapore Messo (olive oils and pastas) fell and broke his wrist, Yogi's Cooking (chutneys and samosas) has left the market, Crepe Brioche (French pastries and breads) was an hour late in arriving, and another produce vendor completely failed to show up.  Jerry Lami, ED of West Coast Farmers Market Association, wasn't happy with that last vendor, but it's part of the business, and he's still learning.

Beckmann's is currently on "probation" (they need to sell at least $700 per market), if you enjoy their pies, granola, shortcake, brownies, and breads, it's time to let them know that.  Fortunately, if they do need to leave Brisbane, Jerry has other bakeries producing equally fine baked goods that he can substitute in.

But, there is good news!  Relatively new vendor, Little Red Dot Kitchen, has been doing remarkably well, selling their Southeast Asian "Bak Kwa" (a moist and delectable jerky) - using a delicate balance of more than 10 distinct seasonings, spices and a properietary blend of wood to create a flavor explosion with every bite.  Their bak kwa contains no fructose, MSG, nitrates, or trans fat, and contains 50% less sodium than traditional beef jerky.

And what's nice is that this vendor, along with various others such as Sapore Messo and Nut 'n Bean, accepts credit card payments using a device called Square, which is plugged into their mobile devices.  Just apply your signature after your card has been swiped, get a receipt e-mailed to you, and you're good to go!

Here is Karen from Little Red Dot Kitchen, using Square to complete a transaction.  Oh, and if you want to try their "Pork LITE" version of their bak kwa, better to get there early, because yesterday they sold out.

On Monday, July 23rd, Jerry will be at the City Council Meeting, asking for his weekly fee to be waived and if food trucks can participate in the market.  If you have any thoughts on these items, or the farmers' market in general, we invite you to come and participate!  If not, be sure to shop the farmers' market - every Thursday from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the Community Park (11 Old County Rd., Brisbane).

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Posted 7/16/2012

Ben J. Hodge
30 Year Brisbane Resident
Celebrate Ben's Life: July 21, 2-4 pm, Eagles Hall


Brisbane Farmers' Market

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Yesterday was a fantastic day at the Brisbane Farmers' Market, weather-wise.  It was also special in that there were a couple new vendors on-site, having heard of the Brisbane Market and the warmth and sense of pride this Community has.  One of those new vendors was Organo Gold Coffee, a purveyor of fine coffees and teas - which make for the perfect after-dinner beverage.  Be sure to sample their beverages if you haven't already!

Brisbane resident Pete Davis and his son Kaii are ready to supply you with raw Brisbane honey - and it's all from Brisbane!  Their mini honey bear containers are only $3 and would make a great little gift for a friend or neighbor.

Have you entered your name yet to win a weekly basket, chock full of items from each of the vendors?  If not, be sure to drop your name into the jar next time, as this is a weekly free giveaway. You do not need to be present to win.

Lastly, look for "Moola Money" on the next edition of the City STAR, dropping in mailboxes the first week of August.  On the front cover will be a Moola Dollar, which can be clipped and used as cash at any one of the vendors at an upcoming market.  Keep on the look-out for your Moola Money and be sure to bring it with you the next time you shop the market!

Be a Good Neighbor

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Dog waste contaminates the ground and is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet, family, and community.  Be conscientious about cleaning up after your dog when out on walks.  Picking up after your pet shows pride in your community, in yourself, and in your dog.  And, it's the law.  Section 6.14.020 of the Brisbane Municipal Code says,

"It is unlawful for the owner or person having custody of any dog to fail to immediately remove and dispose of in a sanitary manner, by placing in a closed or sealed container and depositing in a trash receptacle, any feces deposited by such dog upon private or public property not owned or controlled by the owner or person having custody of such dog. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any blind person accompanied by a guide dog."

Because it is the law, the City has provided mutt mitts around town for disposing of your pet's waste.  Therefore, if you happen to see anyone in violation of this law and not picking up after their dog, please report it right away by calling Police Dispatch at 467-1212.  Let's work together to make this Community a safer, happier, and cleaner place for us all.

Striping on Kings & Humboldt

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UPDATE 7/16, 4:16pm: The contractor completed all the striping work today for the slurry seal project, so residents can park as normal tomorrow.  Thank you for your cooperation!


With Kings and a part of Humboldt having been slurry sealed at the end of June, it's now time for striping work to be completed.  This work is scheduled to last two days only; therefore, please remove any vehicles from Kings on Monday, July 16th and Humboldt (between Trinity and Placer) on Tuesday, July 17th.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding!

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Posted 7/13/2012

Brisbane Baylands Comm. Advisory Group
Updates on Kinder-Morgan Tank Farm from A.
Karpowicz, SF Bay Water Board and Schlage
Site from Mary Hashem, Brownfiled Partners
Tues., July 17, 7-9 pm, Comm. Ctr.

Posted 7/11/2012

Friends of the Brisbane Library
Citywide Yard Sale Reminder
Submit forms by July 21st to be on the Map

Posted 7/10/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Music Together Classes
Fun Parent & Child Music Classes
Start Wed., July 25, Info: 508-2143

"Sharing Artists Sharing"

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The Brisbane Public Library is proud to present an evening with the filmmaker and artists featured in “Sharing Artists Sharing,” the upcoming documentary about Brisbane Artists, their art and their lives in Brisbane, California. 

This special event will feature discussion, presentations of new material and ‘behind the scenes’ footage by filmmaker Keith Moreau, as well as brief presentations by some of the cast of the film, including artist Beth Grossman, filmmaker David Brown, Brisbane Dance Workshop founder Camille Salmon, harpsichord maker Kevin Fryer, harpsichordist JungHae Kim, and Singer-Songwriter Jeff Cotton.

In addition the Brisbane Library will be unveiling a very special display that will reside in the library, highlighting “Sharing Artists Sharing” and local artists.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Brisbane Public Library (250 Visitacion Ave., Brisbane), and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Carine Risley,

2012 Summer Playground Challenge

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KaBOOM!'s 2012 Summer Playground Challenge has officially launched! Get started on rating playgrounds you visit by downloading their Tag! mobile app, available on both iOS and Android:

iPhone | Android

Everyone who registers on Tag! will be automatically registered for the Challenge, and as soon as you begin sharing playground photos, you'll be entered into their first weekly drawing. The more you share, the better your chances of winning!

Here's what's up for grabs this week:

  • One (1) $100 ToysRUs gift card
  • Four (4) $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards
  • Five (5) $10 Ben & Jerry's gift cards
  • Five (5) iPod shuffles

And remember, every playground photo you submit via their Tag! app will earn you points and badges toward one of their three Grand Prizes -- a week-long trip for two to Washington, DC!

If you can't participate using their mobile app, you can still share photos online on their Map of Play. You won't be eligible for their weekly drawings but you can qualify for their Grand Prize. To participate this way, please enter the Challenge by completing these two easy steps:

  1. Sign up for an account on their Map of Play (if you have a KaBOOM! account, you are already signed up and can skip this step)
  2. Send a blank email to Portia Obeng, Program Outreach Coordinator, by clicking here

Now, get thee to the playground!

Brisbane Farmers' Market

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It's been just shy of 3 months since the first Brisbane's Farmers' Market opened in the Community Park, on April 12, 2012 - click on the blue link in each post and see all the previous posts written about the farmers' market.  With those 3 months came more wind and harsh weather than the vendors (and shoppers) woud have liked, but most of the original farmers are still coming out to Brisbane week after week.  And that is due to the consistent farmers' market shoppers, whose favorite items the vendors know by heart by now.  Some of them are even willing to put those favorite items aside, if requested, because they know that Brisbane's faithful shoppers won't let a week go by without them.

If you haven't already heard, there will be a new honey vendor, whose jars of honey come right from Brisbane!  Pete Davis was at the market the week before, and SOLD OUT of the honey he brought with him that day.  We hope he's busy jarring some more, as that is definitely a popular item that many want to get their hands on.

Sapore Messo has a great selection of gluten-free pastas.  You may even win a bag of it if you put your name into the container for the weekly basket drawing.

And lastly, if you know of anyone who would like to play music during the farmers' market, Jerry Lami is looking for talented local musicians - who, by the way, will be paid, and that's not just in tips.  Call him at (650) 290-3549 if you or someone you know may be interested.

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Posted 7/6/2012

In Loving Memory Of
Thomas B. Gonzales
Svcs:  Mon., July 9, 11 am, Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Posted 7/5/2012

Brisbane Parks & Recreation Dept.
Arts and Crafts Fair
Sat., Oct. 6, 10 am - 5 pm, Comm. Park
To Reserve A Table:   (415) 508-2143

Posted 7/4/2012

Happy 4th of July!

Posted 7/2/2012

Ray Nowakowski
Gone Fishin'
"Give a man to fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."