New Leaf Pleasanton Celebrates 1 Year
New Leaf Community Market Pleasanton threw a one year birthday party this past weekend. New Leaf has been offering some of the best local and organic food on the Central Coast since 1985 and recently has opened two new locations in Pleasanton and San Jose.
A huge crowd turned out to celebrate with a live band, wellness education booths, kids activities and samples from many beverage and food vendors. Earl’s Organic had a booth in the produce department and grilled up a bounty of delicious Coastal View Produce. Brian Violini is a 3rd generation farmer and his family has been growing organic asparagus in Gonzales, CA for the past 40 year. Click here for a video of Brian on the farm explaining how asparagus grows.
New Leaf also celebrated the beginning of stone fruit season with a stunning display of peaches, nectarines and apricots. Look for different varieties of white and yellow peaches and nectarines arriving from Earl’s each week.
With Memorial Day less than a week away, think about adding grilled asparagus and grilled stone fruit to your menu. Asparagus just needs a little olive oil, salt and pepper and then grill for 5-7 minutes. Grilled stone fruit goes great with in a salad with a honey goat cheese dressing.