Farmers Market Co-Founder Announces Endorsements

The open seats on Menlo Park's City Council are coveted political positions.

While our Farmers Market did not end up on the list of the 5 most favorite California farmers markets, it appears that we did end up in the top ten.  Thank you for taking time to vote for our Market. 

And, speaking of voting, there are two individuals who have been weekly shoppers at our Menlo Farmers Market and both are running for seats on the City Council.   Both are also strong supporters of the Market and will not support changes that would harm the existing Market. 

is currently the Chair of the Transportation Commission.  Ray’s website address is www.MuellerForMenloPark.com  

is currently the Vice-Chair of the Parks & Recreation Commission.  Cat’s website is www.CarltonForMenloPark.com

If you are eligible to vote in Menlo Park, we encourage you to check out the websites above and consider voting for these two Farmers Market supporters.  Both Ray and Cat will be coming to the Market to meet with residents up until election time.  This will give you an opportunity to meet them in person.

If you are not eligible to vote in Menlo Park elections, but you are entitled to vote in County-level elections for San Mateo County, we’d like to ask your support for one of our long-time and loyal Farmers Market vendors – namely Pietro Parravano, who supplies Market goers with fresh fish every weekend.

Pietro is running for Harbor Commissioner for San Mateo County and has a long record as an activist for protection and responsible husbandry of our fishery resources.  Quoting from an article in the online website “In Menlo” –

“Parravano has been at the forefront of the movement to help people understand that the interests of commercial fishing and northern California environmentalists overlap.  As president of theInstitute of Fisheries Resources, he advocates on behalf of sustainable fisheries and the future of commercial fishermen – and encourages consumers to seek out local seafood.”

No matter which direction you lean politically, we strongly urge you to exercise your vote.  If  in doing so, you want to favor those that we support from our market perspective, we endorse Ray Mueller, Catherine Carlton, and our very own Pietro Parravano.


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Dave Bragg September 14, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Hi Nancy, Although we have not yet met, I am also a huge fan of farmers market. My wife typically does our shopping there but I definitely get to enjoy the "fruits" of her labor. I am also running for Menlo Park city council and would love to hear how I could help too. Www.davebragg.com or Facebook.com/davebraggMPcitycouncil12 Thank you, Dave Bragg
Happy in Menlo September 19, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Mr. Bragg, I enjoy the Farmers Market also. I have seen Ms. Calton there and she seems to be friendly. Do you plan to be at the Farmers Market on a political level or just to enjoy the small town family feeling it provides.
Happy in Menlo September 19, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Nancy, Do you know if Mr. Mueller and Ms. Carlton have a booth at the Farmers Market?
Dave Bragg September 20, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Happy in Menlo, I am originally from a small town and love the feel of getting produce directly from the source. I was unaware until I saw this article that it was a political forum. I currently have no plans to make it one. But I will support keeping the farmers market in our city. I hope this answers your question. Dave Bragg


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