Fire Season Tips

It’s Fire Season! Are You Prepared?

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Fires strike fear in the heart of most of us who have experienced wildfires. We evacuated our house for the 2003 Cedar Fire and the 2007 Witch Creek Fire, and our daughter ran out of gas in the gridlock of trying to escape the 2014 San Marcos Cocos Fire, prompting my husband to go get her. Several friends had fire or smoke damage or lost homes.

Fire season now seems to be much of the year. What can we do to prepare?

Practice a fire drill at least twice a year. Have an evacuation route planned. Make sure all members of the household know where to go. Keep the evacuation plans for your children’s schools and daycare readily accessible.

Know how to contact each other. Memorize each other’s telephone numbers; it’s hard to recall what numbers are if the cell phone isn’t working and we don’t know  numbers on speed dial. Everyone should know the address and home phone number as well.

Everyone in the home knows how to call for emergency help – dial 9-1-1.

Keep working fire extinguishers visible and accessible on every level of the home and in the garage/workshop.

Use smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Regularly check them and replace batteries as needed.

Make sure everyone who is physically able can demonstrate the Stop, Drop & Roll method to smother flames on their clothes.

Properly extinguish barbecues, candles, cigarettes, cigars, etc.

Create a defensible space on your property and utilize a flame-resistant landscape.  See my gardening article, Defensible Space and Fire-Safe Gardening on this website.

Inspect your home and property for fire hazards and preparedness. The following checklists are helpful:

Cal Fire Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has a Fire and Life Safety Checklist http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/firelifesafety/pdf/buildingsafety/FireAndLifeSafetyChecklist.pdf

Portland Fire & Rescue Home Fire Safety Self-Inspection Checklist https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/414439

Stay safe everyone! Together, we can help prevent fires.

#Fire Safety   #Defensible Space   #Fire-Resistant Landscaping

 

 

Farmers Market

Farmers Markets -A Win-Win for All of Us

Thank you for joining me for National Farmers Market Week, August 4-11, 2018. 

I hope you enjoyed exploring your local farmers market as much as I did mine!

Allow me to introduce you to Miguel Galeno of Venegas Creek Roses in Vista, CA. Venegas Creek Roses has much more to offer than its beautiful roses. Miguel and his wife sell so many types of cut flowers you could have a new weekly bouquet for months without repeating. Hungry? They also sell tomatoes. Visit Venegas Creek Roses at several Farmers Markets in the Los Angeles area and in San Diego County, including at Poway Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, 9:00-1:00pm.

I asked Miguel what motivates him to get up early to come to the Farmers Market.

“I do it to help my family. I enjoy the community support at the farmers market for farmers.”

Supporting local families and local farmers. It’s a win-win for all of us.

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#farmersmarkets  #go green  #nationalfarmersmarketweek  #shoplocal  #plantsource

 

 

Farmers Market

National Farmers Market Week: Focusing on Farmers Market vendors

 

 

Matt Fink of Duel Growers

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, August 4-11, 2018, I’m featuring some of the vendors I’ve met that sell plants, flowers, or produce. Watch for more posts during the week!

I met Matt Fink at the Poway Farmers Market. What brought him into my focus was the knowledge he imparts to his buyers. He freely gives of his time and expertise. He doesn’t just sell a succulent or flowering plant, he makes sure the buyer knows how to successfully care for it, even to writing the needed type of fertilizer on the paper plant sleeve. He instructs buyers on propagation so they can propagate more plants from their purchase.

Duel Growers sells herbs, succulents, a number of flowering plants such as lantana, impatiens, and hibiscus, ferns, indoor plants, and cut gerbera daisies. These fill the space for much of the year, but it is the poinsettia that is the mainstay of Matt’s business. Matt said San Diego is the unofficial poinsettia home. His other plants are so gorgeous that I’ll have to go back for poinsettia season.  Visit Duel Growers at the Poway Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9:00-1:00P.M.

#gogreen     #nationalfarmersmarketweek   #farmersmarket   #buylocal

 

Farmers Market

National Farmers Market Week: Focusing on Farmers Market vendors

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, August 4-11, 2018, I’m featuring some of the vendors I’ve met that sell plants, flowers, or produce. Watch for more posts during the week! I asked some of them what motivates them to come to the farmers market.

“In the craziness around us, we can make our world the best we can and help others.”

–Mitch Hunter of Lath House Gardens.  Mitch and his wife Lynnette grow produce and microgreens (kale, spicy mustard, sunflower shoots, radish greens and more!). Find Lath House Gardens at the Poway Farmers Market Saturday mornings.

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National Farmers Market Week is here! Saturday, August 4-11, 2018.

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Hello Friends!

As promised, I’m including a list of Certified Farmers Markets in San Diego County, CA. This is from the San Diego County Farm Bureau. The location addresses and market times are a compilation from the Farm Bureau’s web site. Click on their web site for contact info for market site managers, telephone numbers, email, and additional details. http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

If your favorite farmers market isn’t on the list, please let me know so I can add it. Do you have a recommendation? I’ll add that, too.

Check out recommendations for markets and vendors from readers!

Lisa V. – Poway’s Farmers Market on Saturdays. My niece says Little Italy’s is really good. I’ve never been to it.

Clifford H. – Friday morning at Rancho Bernardo Winery there’s a nice small farmers market.

Shawn V. – Vista Farmers market. Every Saturday morning at the Vista Courthouse parking lot on Melrose.

Raquel A. –Farmers Market Mainstreet Oceanside, CA        https://www.mainstreetoceanside.com/farmers-market They also have a “Sunset Market” that is pretty cool too. https://www.mainstreetoceanside.com/sunset-market

Kathryn Hughes – It looks like Sunset Market has music, too!

Sara J. –  Leucadia Farmer’s Market, Sundays from 10 – 2 at Paul Ecke Elementary School. They have great organic veggies from many vendors.

Sheri P. — My favorite Farmers Market is the one in Little Italy open Saturdays 8am-2pm but it is very crowded. A smaller one that usually has good produce is the one in Hillcrest. It is open Sundays 9am-2pm. I use this link when I want to go to a Farmers Market in San Diego.http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

Kathryn Hughes-Author — Thank you for the great info, Sheri! I hear there is a second Farmers Market in Little Italy now that is aimed for chefs. Thank you for the farm bureau link.

A BIG THANK YOU to all of my friends who gave recommendations! You’re the best!

Kathryn Hughes-Author

 #FarmersMarket#flowers#gogreen#NationalFarmersMarketWeek#plants#supportlocalbusinesses#supportlocalfarmers#vegetables

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKETS
note: times, days, and locations are subject to change. Check with the market manager. Contact info at http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

MONDAY:

Escondido – Welk Village — Welk Certified Farmers’ Market (Escondido) Monday: 3:00-7:00 pm

TUESDAY:

Coronado — Coronado Certified Farmers’ Market
Tuesday: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Chula Vista –Chula Vista – Otay Ranch Certified Farmers’ Market
Tuesday: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm (Winter 3:00 – 7:00 pm)

Escondido — Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market
Tuesday: October – May from 2:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
June – September, 2:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.

Mira Mesa — San Diego – Mira Mesa Certified Farmers’ Market
Tuesday: 2:30 pm – 7 pm (closed in January)
Nov – Feb: 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Otay Ranch
Pacific Beach — Pacific Beach Tuesday Certified Farmers Market
Tuesday: 2:00 – 7:00 pm

UCSD/La Jolla — UCSD/La Jolla Certified Farmers’ Market at the Price Center.
Tuesday: 10 am -2 pm (closed 3rd week of June through 3rd week of Sept and 2nd week of Dec through 1st week of Jan.)

WEDNESDAY:

Carlsbad — Carlsbad State Street Certified Farmers’ Market
Wednesday: 3 pm-7 pm ~ Winter Hours 3 – 6 pm

Encinitas –Encinitas Station Certified Farmers’ Market
Wednesday: 5-8 pm (May – Sept), 4-7 PM (Oct – April)

Ocean Beach — Ocean Beach Certified Farmers’ Market and Wednesday Night Out. Wednesday: 4 pm – 7 pm (October – March) 4 pm – 8 pm (April – September)

People’s Produce — San Diego – People’s Produce Night Certified Farmers’ Market
Wednesday: 5:00-8:00 pm

Santee — Santee Certified Farmers’ Market
Wednesday: 3:00 -7:00 pm
Winter Hours 3:00 -6:00 pm (Nov-Feb)

Serra Mesa — San Diego – Serra Mesa/Market ‘ Market Certified Farmers’ Market
Wednesday: 3:00 – 7:00 pm

THURSDAY:

Horton Plaza — San Diego – Sleeves Up Certified Farmers’ Market Horton Plaza
Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Linda Vista — San Diego – Linda Vista Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3 pm – 7 pm

North Park — San Diego – North Park Certified Farmers’ Market
Thursday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Oceanside CFM –Oceanside Certified Farmers’ Market & Faire
Thursday: 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Rancho Bernardo — Rancho Bernardo
Thursday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Valley Center — Valley Center Country Certified Farmers’ Market
Thursday: 3:00 -7:00 pm (April – Oct)
2:00 -6:00 pm (Nov – March)

FRIDAY:

Borrego Springs –Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Certified Farmers’ Market
Friday: 7 am -12 noon, December to April

Imperial Beach –Imperial Beach Certified Farmers’ Market
Friday: 2:00 pm -6:00 pm (Oct-Mar)
2:00 pm -7:30 pm (Apr-Sept)

Horton Plaza — San Diego – Horton Plaza
Friday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

La Mesa –La Mesa Certified Farmers’ Market
Friday: 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Rancho Bernardo — Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers’ Market & Specialties – Bernardo Winery
Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

SATURDAY:

City Heights –San Diego – City Heights Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm

Del Mar — Del Mar Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Little Italy — San Diego – Little Italy Mercato Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pacific Beach — Pacific Beach Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 8:00 am – Noon

Poway — Poway Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rancho Penasquitos — San Diego – Rancho Penasquitos YMCA Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Scripps Ranch — San Diego – Scripps Ranch Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 9:00 am -1:30 pm

Vista — Vista Certified Farmers’ Market
Saturday: 8:00 am -1:00 pm

SUNDAY:

Allied Gardens — San Diego – Allied Gardens Certified Farmers’ Market
Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm

North San Diego — North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Hillcrest — San Diego – Hillcrest Certified Farmers’ Market & Open Air Bazaar
Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

La Jolla –La Jolla Certified Farmers’ Market
Sunday: 9:00 am -1:30 pm

Leucadia –Leucadia Certified Farmers Market
Sunday: 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Rancho Santa Fe — Rancho Santa Fe Certified Farmers’ Market
Sunday: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Santa Ysabel — Santa Ysabel- Santa Ysabel Certified Farmers’ Market
Sunday: noon -4:00 pm

Solana Beach — Solana Beach Certified Farmers’ Market
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Certified Farmers’ Market

Friday: 7 am -12 noon, December to April

Christmas Circle – 700 Palm Canyon Dr & Borrego Springs Rd
Borrego Springs, California 92004

Carlsbad State Street Certified Farmers’ Market

Wednesday: 3 pm-7 pm ~ Winter Hours 3 – 6 pm

State St between Carlsbad Village Dr & Grand
Carlsbad, California 92008

 

Chula Vista – Otay Ranch Certified Farmers’ Market

Tuesday: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm (Winter 3:00 – 7:00 pm)

2015 Birch Rd and Eastlake Blvd
Chula Vista, California 91915

 

Coronado Certified Farmers’ Market

Tuesday: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

1st & B.- Ferry Landing
Coronado, California 92118

Del Mar Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Upper Shores Park- 225 9th Street, Del Mar 92014
Moving July 2 to 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Encinitas Station Certified Farmers’ Market

Wednesday: 5-8 pm (May – Sept),
4-7 PM (Oct – April)

620 Vulcan, corner of Vulcan and E Street in the parking lot of the Pacific Station Amtrak Coaster stop
Encinitas, California 92024

 

Welk Certified Farmers’ Market (Escondido)

Monday: 3:00-7:00 pm

8860 Lawrence Welk Dr
Escondido, California 92026

Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market

Tuesday: October – May from 2:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.
June – September, 2:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.

262 E Grand at Juniper
Escondido, California 92025

Imperial Beach Certified Farmers’ Market

Friday: 2:00 pm -6:00 pm (Oct-Mar)
2:00 pm -7:30 pm (Apr-Sept)

Portwood Pier Plaza
10 Evergreen Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

 

Leucadia Certified Farmers Market

Sunday: 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Paul Ecke Elementary-185 Union St (cross street Vulcan)
Encinitas, California 92024

La Jolla Certified Farmers’ Market

Sunday: 9:00 am -1:30 pm

7300 Block Of Girard Ave At Genter St
La Jolla, California 92037

UCSD/La Jolla Certified Farmers’ Market at the Price Center

Tuesday: 10 am -2 pm (closed 3rd week of June through 3rd week of Sept and 2nd week of Dec through 1st week of Jan.)

9500 Gilman Dr by Lymann Ln & Gilman Dr
La Jolla, California 92093

La Mesa Certified Farmers’ Market

Friday: 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Date Ave and University Ave
La Mesa, California 91941

Oceanside Certified Farmers’ Market & Faire

Thursday: 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Pier View Way & Coast Hwy 101
Oceanside, California 92054

Ocean Beach Certified Farmers’ Market and Wednesday Night Out

Wednesday: 4 pm – 7 pm (October – March)
4 pm – 8 pm (April – September)

4900 blck of Newport Between Cable & Bacon
Ocean Beach, California 92107

 

Pacific Beach Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 8:00 am – Noon

4150 Mission Blvd between Reed & Pacific Beach Blvd
Pacific Beach, California 92109

Pacific Beach Tuesday Certified Farmers Market

Tuesday: 2:00 – 7:00 pm

Bayard St from Garnet ave to Hornblend St
San Diego, CA 92109

 

Poway Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

14134 Midland Rd. cross street Temple
Poway, California 92074

 

Rancho Bernardo

Thursday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego 92127
(between Via Frontera and Via del Campo)

Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers’ Market & Specialties – Bernardo Winery

Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego, California 92128

North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Certified Farmers Market

Sunday: 10:30 am-3:30 pm 

12655 Sunset Dr
Escondido, CA 92025

Rancho Santa Fe Certified Farmers’ Market

Sunday: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Del Rayo Village Center,16079 San Dieguto Rd
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

San Diego – Allied Gardens Certified Farmers’ Market

Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm

New Location

5170 Greenbrier Ave (Lewis Middle School)
San Diego, CA 92120

San Diego – City Heights Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm

On Wightman St. between Fairmount and 43rd St.
San Diego, California 92125

San Diego – Hillcrest Certified Farmers’ Market & Open Air Bazaar

Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

3960 Normal Street at Lincoln (Adjacent to the DMV)
San Diego, California 92103

San Diego – Sleeves Up Certified Farmers’ Market Horton Plaza

Thursday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm

199 Horton Plaza (4th & Broadway) San Diego

San Diego – Horton Plaza

Friday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

225 Broadway – Southside of building on Broadway Circle, San Diego

 

San Diego – Rancho Penasquitos YMCA Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 9:00 am -1:00 pm

9400 Fairgrove Lane and Salmon River Road
San Diego, California 92129

 

San Diego – Linda Vista Certified Farmers Market

Thursday: 3 pm – 7 pm

Linda Vista Plaza Shopping Center
6939 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111

 

San Diego – Little Italy Mercato Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

West Cedar Street from Kettner to Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101

 

San Diego – Mira Mesa Certified Farmers’ Market

Tuesday: 2:30 pm – 7 pm (closed in January)
Nov – Feb: 2:30 – 6:00 pm

Mira Mesa High School
10510 Reagan Road
San Diego, CA 92126

San Diego – North Park Certified Farmers’ Market

Thursday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm

New Location – North Park Way and 30th st
San Diego, California 92104

San Diego – Serra Mesa/Market ‘ Market Certified Farmers’ Market

Wednesday: 3:00 – 7:00 pm

On 3333 Sandrock Rd
San Diego, California 92123

San Diego – People’s Produce Night Certified Farmers’ Market

Wednesday: 5:00-8:00 pm

1655 Euclid Ave., San Diego 92105

 

San Diego – Scripps Ranch Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 9:00 am -1:30 pm

Innovations Academy
10380 Spring Canyon Rd (corner of Scripps Poway Pkwy)
San Diego, CA 92131

Santa Ysabel- Santa Ysabel Certified Farmers’ Market

Sunday: noon -4:00 pm

30218 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

Santee Certified Farmers’ Market

Wednesday: 3:00 -7:00 pm
Winter Hours 3:00 -6:00 pm (Nov-Feb)

Corner of Mast and Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA 92071

Solana Beach Certified Farmers’ Market

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

410 S. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, California 92075

 

Valley Center Country Certified Farmers’ Market

Thursday: 3:00 -7:00 pm (April – Oct)
2:00 -6:00 pm (Nov – March)

28246 Lilac Rd, & Valley Center Rd
Valley Center, 92082

 

Vista Certified Farmers’ Market

Saturday: 8:00 am -1:00 pm

County Courthouse  325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista
(just South of Highway 78), Vista, California 92081

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Farmers Market

National Farmers Market Week is August 5-11, 2018

vegetables-3386212_1920Hello Friends,

What is the best place to purchase juicy sweet fruit, crisp tasty vegetables, fresh herbs and flowers in a variety of colors? What is your favorite place to buy produce and plants for your house and garden? Local vendors provide these and other wares at your local Farmers Market.

National Farmers Market Week begins next week. I’m collecting a list of Farmers Market to share with you. I want to include your favorite Farmers Market. Please answer the following questions.

  1. Where is your Farmers Market?
  2. When is it? Time and day(s)?

The completed list will be posted here on my website KathrynHughes-author.com on Saturday August 4th, just in time for National Farmers Market Week.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Kathryn Hughes

P.S. Post a photo of your favorite plant or produce vendor!