Nothing beats the experience of a Farmers’ Market….the sights, the smells and colors are all a welcome escape from our daily, hectic lives. Our Gables End community is very fortunate to have one of the best farmers’ markets right here in downtown Mountain View.
The Certified Farmers’ Market in Mountain View is big and has an excellent selection of flowers, cheese, fruit, veggies, fresh meat, fresh bread and pastries, ethnic food and even entertainment for the little ones! The best part: you can enjoy it year-round!
Check out all of the positive reviews from locals and visitors who have had great things to say about the farmers’ market on YELP
Next Sunday, after your morning cup-o-joe, venture out and have a look! The Mountain View Farmers’ Market is less than 3 miles from your front door at Gables End. Just one more reason that living at Gables End is one of the best decisions you can make regarding housing options on the Peninsula.
Mountain View Farmers Market – California Farmers’ Markets Association
Day: Open all Sundays
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Features: Approx. 70 growers and food purveyors at peak season.
Location: Downtown Mountain View Caltrain Station Parking Lot – 600 West Evelyn
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Back in July of 2009, the City Council of Mountain View chose Savvy Cellar Wines, Inc. to lease the replica 1888 Train Depot in downtown Mountain View. Savvy Cellar plans to operate a wine bar out of the building similar to a business it runs in Redwood City.
According to a July 9th article in the Mountain View Voice, Savvy Cellar plans to serve wine and “light foods” and to sell wine by the bottle. The company may also use the space to teach its highly regarded classes on wine.*
We are pleased to announce that they have started the interior remodel to transform the once-vacant train station into a wonderful wine experience for residents of Mountain View to enjoy. A Flickr Slideshow of the Savvy Cellar interior build-out can be viewed by clicking on the image above or following this link.
For more information regarding this exciting project, become a fan of Savvy Cellar Wines on Facebook and follow along. We’ve also made Savvy Cellar a Favorite local business on the Gables End Facebook page. The Gables End Facebook Fan page Favorites is like a concierge of local Mountain View services all in one spot!
* Quote from July 9, 2009 Mountain View Voice article
The Peninsula has a host of local businesses that make our life in Mountain View more convenient.
We’d like to introduce you to “Peninsula Shops” – a merchant supported online community portal helping to strengthen and unify local livelihood on the Peninsula. Peninsula Shops was founded on the idea that the Peninsula is our livelihood. Founder, Jason Sutherland does a great job of connecting local residents to local business, all in one spot. In fact, Peninsula Shops was just featured in the San Francisco Examiner- “Twitter Treasure Hunt Promotes Local Shopping” read it here.
The Peninsula Shops site has menus for:
- Members Directory/Map
- Specials of The Day
- Events Calendar
- Peninsula Twitter Hunt
Recently Peninsula Shops introduced the TownSquare/Blog Forums, which allows the community to share their thoughts on just about everything. It is a great place to share local tips on the Peninsula’s best spots and what business provide great service. This forum is also broken down into convenient categories:
- Arts & Entertainment
- Wine & Dine
- Local News & Politics
- New Media & Technology
- Retail & Services
What a great local resource! Thank you Jason. We wish you well on this exciting venture.
Follow Peninsula Shops on Twitter www.twitter.com/peninsulashops.
You can also find the Peninsula Shops as one of Gables End’s Favorites on our Facebook Page. Become a fan of both Gables End and Peninsula Shops!
With your neighborhood Traders Joe’s just minutes away from Gables End, getting ready for this year’s Thanksgiving celebration has never been easier.
Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 2009 Fearless Flyer is packed with a variety of products, recipes and humor. The Fearless Flyer is a combination of newsletter, catalog and comic book all rolled into one. It is stuffed full of interesting information about Trader Joe products. Take a bit of time this holiday season and give it a read.
And for those of you with special dietary needs, Trader Joe’s has created a variety of downloadable lists (gluten-free, fat free and vegetarian to name a few) to make your shopping experience easier than ever. They also have a nice collections of HIIP (Highly Innovative Ingredient Pairing ) recipes online .
Best part – TJ’s incredible product guarantee:
*Our Product Guarantee: We tried it! We liked it! If you don’t, bring it back for a full refund, no questions asked.
So if you are feeling overwhelmed this Thanksgiving season, give your local Trader Joe’s a try. They strive to deliver great food at a great price and they succeed. Best part…Trader Joes (590 Showers Drive) is just 2.27 miles from Gables End! How is that for convenient?
When I’m not running or going to the concerts at Shoreline I’m usually attempting to cook. And I do mean attempting to cook. My cooking skills weren’t really facilitated by the ease of restaurants in the city and the fact that sometimes it was cheaper to eat out than to cook. So, since my move I’ve been trying out new recipes from the web, cookbooks and health food stores to improve my domesticity. This doesn’t always go well. Half the time I don’t know what the ingredient I’m using or looking for really is and sometimes I can’t even pronounce it; for example, the quince. I don’t really know what it is beyond a funny apple-looking fruit. But I decided in my boldness to bake it for a dessert. This time success, but not always.
The great thing about moving out her to Gables End is that no matter how many ingredients I need or how many times I need to go back to get them I can always make a quick trip to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. And they are pretty much right across the street from each other so if one doesn’t have what I’m looking for, chances are I can get it across the way. And the people at both stores are really helpful and don’t laugh (at least not in my face) when I ask all sorts of questions about ingredients and look for helpful suggestions. This honestly makes my move easier and more enjoyable. No more snobby clerks from the city passing judgment on some sad little meal I’ll probably burn. Now, I’m off to the kitchen because the pumpkin is my next challenge.
Call me a homebody, but nothing is as cozy to me as a quite Sunday spent wrapped up in a good book and my favorite blanket. There are those days when you don’t want to go anywhere, you don’t want to watch TV or a movie and all you want to do is escape. You might feel the need to add hot chocolate/tea/coffee or what have you to the moment, but I think you get the idea. Once you encounter those days all you need is a good book. Now, with there being so many books on this time and each of us only given so much time here it can be tough to find a book worthy of spending part of your existence on. That’s where BookBuyers on Castro Street right here in Downtown Mountain View comes into the picture.
This store is great for a day of browsing or for finding your new favorite book at a reasonable price. Plus they also have comic books, dvds and periodicals that are always in great shape. Being that this is a used bookstore you are also keeping your carbon footprint down by reusing something that has already been printed instead of buying a brand new copy. Thus we learn here that used books are good for both the planet and your wallet. The customer service here is amazing. Every member of their staff will go above an beyond to recommend something that very well could be life changing or just help you escape in the newest Jodi Picoult novel (don’t act like you don’t read them). But don’t worry, whether you pick up a Dickens novel or the latest by Picoult nobody will judge you. Well, maybe just a little.
In case you were wondering what it’s really like at Gables End, check ou this latest video and see for yourself. Marci and Rick love living in their new place.