New farm-fresh option for the valley

The San Jose area now has a new way to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. My neighbor, Paige Bayer (the local organizer of the wildly successful Bakesale for Japan last year), launched an “online farmer’s market” called SV Local Market just a few weeks ago.

SV Local Market operates somewhat like a community supported agriculture (CSA) co-op, with different pre-selected baskets of fruits and vegetables available by subscription. But they also offer the option to select exactly the items you’re interested in. Choices include the basic fruits and vegetables as well as extras like “sweet treats”, jams and jellies, and loose leaf tea. All of the source farms appear to be located in the Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Juan Batista counties, and many are certified organic.

SV Local Market has 5 pick-up locations, two near downtown San Jose, two in south San Jose, and one each in Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara. Pick-ups are available on Wednesday afternoons.

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