Upcoming Highlights

Today March 30
March 2015
Farmers' Market - Saturday 9:00-2:00
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods (plus gluten free), nuts, confections, olive oil, jams and knife sharpening!! The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular, and include the best grilled cheese, organic sausages & hot dogs from Belcampo Meat Co., organic soups & salads, sweet & savory crepes, and more! This is a rain or shine market, operating year round on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00pm.

Market Entertainment - Saturday, March 28th

Children's Entertainment, 9:30-10:30

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:00-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo*, 10:00-2:00

Face Painting*, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00

*contingent upon dry weather

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April 2015
Friday Night Jazz -- Jeff Derby Quartet
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Jeff Derby Quartet

Saxophonist/pianist, composer and educator Jeff Derby has been an active member of the Bay Area jazz scene since 2006 after graduating with honors from Sonoma State University with B.A.s in Jazz Studies, Music Education and a single subject teaching credential. Jeff has been fortunate enough to play at close to 90 different venues in the Bay Area with many great Bay Area jazz figures. He also teaches middle school music in Marin County. Jeff draws inspiration from different jazz musicians and composers such as Kenny Garrett, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter. Joining Jeff at the Country Mart will be friends and accomplished musicians: Casey Cameron, Noah Schenker and Alex Aspinall.


Easter Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt!
9:00am - 2:00pm

You're invited to our Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 4!


Welcome Spring in all its glory! Meet the Easter Bunny while doing fun Easter-inspired crafts and culinary activities at the Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market, in addition to the Mart's annual easter egg hunt. Children will create bunny crafts with reusable materials provided by SCRAP, and bunny snacks (all things carrots) inspires the kids' culinary instruction, from 10-12. Baby chicks and a small animal petting zoo will be on display at Victoria's Fashion Stable, where children can also enjoy a pony ride. There’s children's musical entertainment featuring Scott the Storyteller from 9:30-10:30 am. It's followed by an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny at 10:30 am on the the green in the courtyard. Children ages 1-7 are welcome. Meet first at Poppy Store, located just steps away from the Farmers' Market in Marin Country Mart. 

The Farmers’ Market boasts all the farm-to-table necessities that you need for your very own Easter celebration, including organic tulips from Thomas Farms, lilies from Crane Creek Growers, pastured eggs, ham and lamb from Fallon Hills Ranch, organic vegetables (think asparagus and carrots!) from Capay Organic and County Line Harvest, and hot cross buns from Rustic Bakery. And don’t forget about sweet Easter basket goodies, like handmade caramels from CC Made, and chocolate walnuts from Old Dog Ranch. Hope to see you there!

Special Event: Easter Basket Decorating at Tutu School
9:30am - 10:30am
You're Invited to an Easter Basket Decorating Party!
Come decorate a spring basket at Tutu School before Marin Country Mart's Easter Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 4, 9:30-10:30 am
Tutu School provides the baskets and decorating supplies; Marin Country Mart's Egg Hunts begins at 10:30 am.  Please RSVP to info@tutuschool.com.

Special Event: Easter Events at SoulCycle
Hop on over to SoulCycle Marin on Easter Sunday! Ride in the 10:30 am or 11:45 am class then stay for complimentary fresh pressed juices and an egg hunt. 
Dedication. Inspiration. Celebration. DONE.

Folkish Festival -- Bobby Jo Valentine
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Bobby Jo Valentine

The story of Bobby Jo Valentine is a rare one: it’s about vulnerability and courage, raw talent and hard work. With truly transcendent lyrics and a voice that touches the soul, Bobby captures the heart of audiences across the country. His songs — all based on highly personal experiences — contain nuggets of pure gold, resonating and reaching to to the listener, no matter their walk of life. 

Bobby Jo’s albums have garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, but more noteworthy are the responses to his honest, raw, resonating live performances. Dubbed “The nicest guy ever to pick up an acoustic guitar” by LA Weekly, his unique brand of hopeful folk/pop has also recently been featured in a commercial for the new Ford Fusion.

Friday Night Jazz -- Mads Tolling
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Mads Tolling

Grammy Award Winning Violinist Mads Tolling showcases his flying bow and creatively nimble improvisation and his eclectic arrangements.

“Mads has amazing talent and skills that few young musicians can match. His music is both beautiful and refreshing exhibiting his superb mastery of the Modern Amercian Jazz music that is rarely seen among his peers” – Jean-Luc Ponty

Folkish Festival -- Lake Erie Ramblers
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of the Lake Erie Ramblers

The Lake Erie Ramblers brings together three wonderful musicians who meet at the intersection of Appalachian, folk and bluegrass music. The banjo and guitar of Matt Porter, coupled with his unique repertoire of Appalachian mountain music, will be a delight for all who enjoy the ancient tones of the hills. Hailing from Virginia, Porter and fiddler extraordinaire Blaine Sprouse will be joined by Ohio native Joshua Smith. North and South meet in the Lake Erie Ramblers, with a fondness and a focus on mountain music, traditional fiddling, and a touch of bluegrass. This will be acoustic fun for music lovers of all ages!

Special Event -- Peter Coyote at DIESEL

DIESEL, A Bookstore Celebrates the Publication of Peter Coyote's New Memoir
with a Discussion & Signing of 'The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education'

Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm

Actor, writer, & activist Peter Coyote has written a spiritual autobiography, taking off where his wonderful sixties memoir, 'Sleeping Where I Fall,' left off. Customers receive one reserved seat with each copy of the book purchased in advance.

Please contact the store at 415.785.8177 for more information.

(Please plan to arrive early, as traffic to Marin Country Mart can be very heavy in early evening.)

Friday Night Jazz -- FivePlay Jazz with special guest Ron Horton
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring FivePlay Jazz with special guest Ron Horton

FivePlay Jazz Quintet plays fresh, original music for hungry ears! The compositions by band members range from swinging bebop, Afro-Cuban & Brazilian grooves to atmospheric ballads, and more. Their three CDs have gotten international airplay. The band's exciting arrangements, playing, and on-stage musical interaction have great appeal for everyone, from first-time listeners to long-time jazz fans alike.

The band:

Laura Klein, piano
Tony Corman, guitar
Dave Tidball, reeds
Paul Smith, bass
Mike Quigg, drums
And special guest Ron Horton, trumpet/flugelhorn
Special Event -- George hosts a pet adoption event
11:00am - 3:00pm


On Sunday, April 19, from 11 am - 3 pm, George hosts a pet adoption event for PAW Fund, featuring cats and dogs seeking a good home. If you're considering a new pet, come see the animals!

PAW Fund ( www.pawfund.org ) is an organization that helps people care for their pets. They offer free monthly vaccine and health clinics in Berkeley. Although their primary focus is not pet adoptions, they help re-home dogs and cats whenever they can.

Folkish Festival -- Arann Harris and the Farm Band
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Arann Harris and the Farm Band

Cultivator of Americana Soul Arann Harris and The Farm Band brings one part Muppets, one part summer camp and two parts American roots music, served on a bed of bacon grease and git-down. His music is high-energy and highly entertaining. A mix of old time blues, jazz, folk, mountain music, funk and campfire songs unlike any you’ve ever heard.

Friday Night Jazz -- Lorca Hart Trio
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Lorca Hart Trio

The son of drumming titan Billy Hart, Lorca Hart has proven himself to be a superb drummer in his own right. His trio features Josh Nelson on piano and Edwin Livingston on bass. Lorca can be heard on recordings by Hugh Masekela, John Heard, Justo Almario, Ronald Muldrow, Dave Pike, Phil Ranelin, the Cross Hart Jazz Experience, and the Lorca Hart Trio.

Folkish Festival -- Moonlight Rodeo
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Moonlight Rodeo

Moonlight Rodeo has been performing its unique brand of American originals and select covers for over 20 years around the Bay Area. They have appeared at numerous clubs, festivals, on TV and radio, and have released several CD’s. The band consists of Kurt Huget (guitar, vocals), Pat Campbell (bass, vocals), and Eric Morris (drums).