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Big Little Lies Adds Monterey Products

March 20, 2018 – When the second season of Big Little Lies debuts, expects to spot Nicole Kidman or maybe Reese Witherspoon sipping on a bottle of made-in-Monterey Katie’s Coldpress organic juice and imbibing in several other local products.

“The prop manager emailed me and said they wanted in inject a little more authenticity into the second season,” says owner Katie Raquel. “Then she asked if I knew about any other local products and I said hell yes!” 

Raquel says she sent the production a list of about a dozen strictly local products and that the prop manager had been in touch with most of them to try and incorporate them into the show.

Just like we watch Big Little Lies and try to pick out which scenic local spots … Read More

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Wharf Marketplace Closing Thursday

March 13, 2018 – After five years in business, Monterey’s first fresh food hall is closing its doors. The Wharf Marketplace, owned by Tanimura & Antle, is located near Wharf 2 in a historic train depot leased from the city and was put up for sale in December; the lease still has 5 years to run.

“The business is still up for sale,” says operations manager Mariza Indra. “Hopefully being closed is going to push someone to buy it and the sooner the better.”

Tanimura & Antle—a Salinas produce company—always envisioned the market as a showcase for the ‘Bounty of the County,’ but the stacks of beautiful fresh vegetables and fruits often took a back seat to prepared foods, grab and go sandwiches and its weekly wine tasting.

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Spring Launches a New Year of Seasonal Eating at Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets

Blossoms, bright green hillsides and longer days signal the start of spring around the Monterey Bay and the beginning of a new year of seasonal eating. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the farmers’ markets, where the first tables of asparagus are showing up this week. Can mounds of strawberries be far behind?

“It’s like a homecoming,” says Catherine Barr, executive director of the Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets (MBCFM). “Spring is rebirth and renewal. It’s the start of the season and we begin to see produce and people we haven’t seen all winter.”

Barr supervises four farmers’ markets: the Saturday morning market at Cabrillo College in Aptos; the Friday market at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey; the seasonal Carmel Barnyard market on Tuesday mornings, which opens May 1; … Read More

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Find the Monterey Bay’s best local, seasonal and sustainable products and services here. These business advertise in Edible Monterey Bay, supporting our mission and enabling us to provide this magazine to you for free. Please thank them with your business and tell them we sent you!


Carmel Plaza, Mission between Ocean and 7th
Carmel-by- the-Sea

Offering attire for men and women who prefer a classic look.

Pacific Trading Co.
1224 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz
504C Bay Ave.

Independent, local, family-owned women’s apparel boutique.


310 Harvest Drive
831.761.2041 x21

Locally designed and handmade slumped-glass plates, bowls and serving dishes that add famed art and style to the dining room.


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All of these restaurants emphasize local ingredients, and they also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay! Stop by for a free issue, and tell them that we sent you!

All of these restaurants emphasize local ingredients, and they also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay! Stop by for a free issue, and tell them that we sent you!


7945 Soquel Drive

With a namesake like the mythic Persephone, this restaurant in Aptos proclaims its deep reverence for seasonal cooking. Themes central to harvest, winter and spring are core to Persephone’s story, and are reflected in the changing menu at this fine dining destination, where chef Cori Goudge-Ayer presents inventive, ingredient-driven creations. The restaurant is a family-run passion project, bringing together parents, siblings and a long history of culinary … Read More

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