September 10, 2012
Meet PlainClarity's newest client, Brian's Farmers' Markets. Those involved in San Diego's local food movement and committed farmers market-goers may have seen flat cap-wearin' market manager extraordinaire Brian Beevers around town. Like a shepherd, he frequents the six markets he manages — in Point Loma, Golden Hill, UTC, Imperial Beach, Mission Hills and the Morena District — to ensure the growers, artisans and craftsmen of each are supported.
Brian's Farmers' Markets are small by San Diego standards, but large by national; he makes space for growers from smaller farms that people may otherwise never hear of. While San Diego has more small farms than anywhere else in the nation, San Diegans are most acquainted with the mid-sized farms that our wonderful farm-to-table restaurants support.
All Brian's Farmers' Markets accept EBT and his CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is comprised of many of these aforementioned small farms. Large CSA boxes, recommended for a household of three to four, cost $25 per week. Small, which feed one to two, cost $15 per week. Unlike many CSA programs, this one permits customers to skip a week at no cost, with advance notice. There's a $35 setup fee for the CSA program, $5 of which goes to an emergency relief fund for farmers who struggle with crop failure, etc.
We're looking forward to forging meaninful relationships for Brian and driving community and press interest his way. We love supporting socially conscious business owners like Brian. Hip hip hooray!
Photo credit: Chad Thompson