Saturday Farmers Market
The San Ramon Farmers Market will be temporarily moving to Bishop Ranch 3 from Nov 9 – Jan 4th while we enjoy the Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink at City Center Bishop Ranch! The temporary location is across the street from Fieldwork Brewing at the corner of Camino Ramon and Bishop Drive
The Saturday market will return to City Center on Jan 11th
Meet The Filipino Wrapping Crew
Adding to line up of street food vendors at the market are newcomers Melissa and Christina who call themselves The Filipino Wrapping Crew. Christina and Mellisa’s bond began over Karaoke duets and their love of Filipino culture, food and family. Mellisa, a Filipina-American Oakland native, grew up with her Lolo (grandfather) and Lola (grandmother), who believed in the importance of living off the land, farming produce year-round and raising chickens. As a Filipino restaurant owner, her mother taught her valuable entrepreneurial skills. She also shared her passion for music. “Cook happy, cook with love, cook while singing”, was the mantra growing up.
Christina, also Filipina-American grew up in the Bay Area and “Little Manila” in Stockton, an area that was inhabited by predominantly Filipino American agricultural workers from the 1930s on. Her food influence came from her mother, who cooked Filipino dishes daily. In 2018, Christina’s travel to South-East Asia and living in the Philippines gave her the idea of creating a fusion menu honoring her family’s traditions but with a Christina flare.
Visit the Filipino Wrapping duo every Saturday at the San Ramon Farmers Market as they dish out their version of classic hits like the Adoboville made with braised chicken, quail eggs and garlic rice. Or a Tribe Called Stec, with braised brisket. Traditional dishes include pancit noodles with mixed veggies which they call The Pabolous. And what’s Filipino food without lumpias! Our favorite, the D.J. Saba made with bananas and jackfruit!
Music by Keenan Webster who performs the 21-string kora, a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin with a long, hardwood neck. It doesn’t fit into any one category of musical instruments and is classified as a “double-bridge-harp-lute”. Keenan also performs on the balaphone (from West Africa), West African drums from the Mandingo or Mende people, the flute and saxophone.
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