Location: Royal Oaks, CA
Yerena Farms covers 22 acres in Royal Oaks, CA, about 100 miles from downtown San Francisco. A family operation, Yerena is run by brothers Apolinar and Gilberto Yerena, along with six full-time employees and help from their sister, Berta, and other brother, Guillermo. Presently, 10 of their acres are certified organic by Monterey County, with the remaining 12 in transition.
Yerena Farms grows squash blossoms, squash, jacon, raspberries, strawberries, tayberries, and blackberries.
Meet Kevin, who was the lucky winner of $50 towards shopping at MCM in our neighbor appreciation raffle! Neighbors who received an MCM flier on their door were eligible to enter, and Kevin took home the prize! Where do you live? 21st and Shotwell How often do you come to the MCM? This is my third time! What are you buying? I bought dinner for us– pulled pork from 4505 Meats, a Korean Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich from Bok … →
Meet Carlos, a regular customer who loves that he can pick up dinner and shop for groceries, right near his house! Where do you live? Up the street, Valencia and 21st. How often do you come to the MCM? About every week. What are you buying? Bok choy, collards, and cilantro from Nyia Yi Farms, green leaf lettuce from Blue House, and a chicken from Roli Roti. What’s your favorite part of the market? I like having a farmers’ market … →
This week our Person of MCM is Sofia and her daughter Melanie – I’m providing the interview in Spanish and English as I spoke to her in a combination of both languages. English translation follows. Conozcan a Sofia y su niña Melanie de nueve meses de edad, clientes habituales de MCM que compran sus alimentos básicos al mercado. ¿Dónde viven? La calle Capp entre la 21st y la 22nd ¿Con qué frecuencia visitan al mercado? Cada semana. ¿Qué están comprando … →
O, glorious strawberry season! How long have we waited for it to arrive?! It seems like years. Well, at least one. We are so excited to be getting delicious, plump, juicy strawberries now in season from Yerena Farms at MCM. This week, Tomatero Farms joins the mix and they’ll have berries as well! If you have any will power at all, and you actually have some uneaten strawberries in your basket by the time you get home, make this delicious strawberry-spinach salad filled … →