" The Farmer’s Market has always been a coveted part of my weekly routine. Growing up, it was the weekend Market in Boulder, Jacob and I would always make the Wednesday Market in downtown Santa Cruz while we were dating, and then later we’d make the hour-long drive to get to Monterey while we were living in Big Sur. Market days always hold the promise of new finds, old faces and a gathering of people who all love food, farms and cooking. Our people.
A good farmer’s market brings a mixed crowd - chefs who are there for the days’ freshest produce, families keen to stock up for the week, as well as those who dip in for coffee and a pastry and maybe to catch up with a few friends. And that’s always my favorite part - you rarely go to your local farmer’s market without catching up with half your friends; whether you planned it or not.
One of our considerations when we designed Parachute was the marketplace. We wanted to create a space where you could pop in for a quick bite or even load up with provisions for the next few days. We’re putting the final touches on the market space now, and will offer a variety of housemade jams and preserves, soups and stocks and of course the pastry and bakery items you’ve come to love.
To kick off this last element of Parachute, we are throwing a real deal Farmer’s Market Event to bring together the farmers, vendors and craftspeople we rely on to make life work here on the island. We’ll have fruits and veggies, artisanal Jamu and Kombucha, textiles, ritual beeswax candles and herbal tonics, advocates from some of Bali’s leading edge ecology organizations and many more. And live music! What more could you want! " – Fiona