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Marilyn Ritter
Be Passionate | Create Value | Tell the World with Video
Be Passionate | Create Value | Tell the World with Video


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Sunny warm day to visit the Sunday Mountain View Farmers Market.
Must have Asparagus! And a wide selections of greens -- oh my -- those picture perfect Savoy Cabbages!
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How to Get Your Day Started Right

I know, I know, I am with you -- it's already been a long week and my attitude needs adjustment -- so here you go....

"Pretend you just received a phone call with wonderful, mind-blowing, life-changing news!

As you put down the receiver, your arms fly up over your head with joy. Pumping fists, then waiving palms, like you just crossed a finish line before throngs of adoring fans. You cover your face with your hands trying to contain the euphoria, but it doesn't work, so you reach for the sky again while shaking your head in disbelief. You're grinning, crying, and just so happy! YES! Life is awesome and you feel so grateful!

Got it?

Now if someone catches you doing this, just tell 'em it was your pet psychic who called, and they'll forget everything they just saw."

#justsayin #lifeisgood

This message from the Universe courtesy
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Top 10 Farmers' Markets in California

While we all may secretly think our local Farmer's Market have the most mojo offers their hand picked 10 favorites:

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market - San Francisco
Marin Farmers Market - San Francisco Bay Area
Sebastopol Farmers'Market - Sonoma County
Davis Farmers' Market - Central Valley
Midtown Farmers' Market - Sacramento
San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market - San Luis Obispo County
Santa Monica Farmers' Market - Santa Monica
The Vegetable Shop at Chino Family Farm - San Diego County
Farmers' Market in Santa Barbara -Santa Barbara
Point Reyes Farmers' Market - San Francisco Bay Area

Take a break and enjoy the photos and descriptions of these local markets and gorgeous photos in this short article. Make a point to stop there when you are in the area. Or plan a healthy foodie road trip! - take photos and share!

#farmersmarket #localproduce   #organic  
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Saturday Farmers Market in Sunnyvale California

We're here in the heart of high tech - Silicon Valley - to a visitor it all seems like one continuous mass of traffic, buildings, and traffic BUT looking closer at Peninsula communities you will see each retains a very distinct personality.

#FarmersMarket   #SunnyvaleCA  
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Wildlife Cams - Need a Break? - Check These Out

Start with #BearCam  -- these guys are out there right now!!

Been there seen the bears - check out live cams of Bison roaming the prairie or an Osprey nesting!

Our Tax dollars spent well (imho) - the US Department of Interior has live streaming cameras strategically placed.

Wow! I just tuned in Walrus Cam - huge with mammoth tusks!

Viewing addiction caution!! Enjoy!
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Farmers Markets - 5 Tips - Finding the Best Bargains

"Farmer's markets rock. That's no secret."
Rebekah Lowin,


Buying at the farmers Market is always a great choice - you are getting the freshest, best tasting, most nutritious food but like any shopping experience, savvy shoppers learn how to get the best value while supporting the local farming community. This list made sense to me. Maybe you have Tips to add?

1. Pick the right market
Use Google to locate and do research on competitive pricing.
2. Timing is everything
Go check your market out. Come back just before closing and make a fair offer. Don't be pushy and you may get a break in the price.
3. Be friendly
We all love building connections. Ask questions, get informed. You may get tips on when/where a deal may be had.
4. Stay on your toes about supply and demand
Peak seasons are when you are likely to get the best deal!
5.Be flexible and have an open mind
We knew that but in this case we're referring to getting off the beaten path veggie-wise.

h/t to Rebekah Lowin, and the veggie wise Patrick Ahern, aka "Produce Pat," a senior buyer at Baldor Food
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Abundance at the Independence Day Weekend Farmers Market

In the US on the 4th of July we grill out, fix our special dishes, the tried and true and the new, and share them with family and friends. Enjoy!

#farmersmarket   #MountainViewCA #independenceday  
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Ready set go...China: Uber Expands -Balloons, Boats, Helicopters!

Think these services will be coming to Uber in a city near you?

It's yet another way to connect individual operators with a flow of clients. Certainly getting in the air falls under a whole different set of regs & insurance here in the USA.

Expanding Uber services announcement at TechCrunch Shanghai is part of Uber+Travel in China. Also new: while the Uber app has your attention the new digital mag UberLIFE will give UBERs the low down on local events.

#Uber #HotAirBalloons #UberLIFE
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Mountain View Farmers Market in high summer

Our farmers market is open all year around, and even in dead winter you can find plenty of delicious fresh food that's local, often organic, and never produced by agribusiness.

This time of year what you get is a seriously overwhelming abundance of everything, the mere 75 photos in this post hardly does it justice. It's not cheap, but it's really good.

I'll be making some amazing pico de gallo shortly with some of the amazing stuff I got today!

#farmersmarket   #mountainview  
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Looking for California Vacation Ideas?

Great suggestions for weekends, day trips or full on adventures can be found at It's an e-mag featuring outdoor adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, and throughout California.

I look forward to getting the weekly email targeted at SF/Northern California. The photos, like one posted of this fallen giant redwood in Prairie Creek Redwoods, make me want to jump in the car and be there ASAP!

As a part of the San Francisco Local Guide G+ Community i wanted to pass on this free resource. When you visit these spots, please share your experiences! And photos (of course!).

#sanfrancisco   #sfbayarea   #localguides  
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