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8FFLFOE MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE ■ FOOD FEATURE ■ MOVIE TIMES ■ BEST BETS FOR ENTERTAINMENT MICHELLE LE Above: The new farmers market at El Camino Hospital drew staff and the public alike on Friday, Oct. 5. Below: Heirloom tomatoes from Las Hermanas farm. N F O O D F E AT U R E An apple a day ... EL CAMINO HOSPITAL HOSTS MOUNTAIN VIEW’S NEW FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET By Nick Veronin F or some, finding dirt caked on the side of a bell pepper or nestled in between the leaves of a head of lettuce might be an indication that it’s time to consider switching grocers. But for foodies on the hunt for fresh ingredients, it can be a sign that the greens come from local family farmers more concerned with growing things the old fashioned way than procuring pristine (and perhaps pesticide-laden) produce. If you ascribe to the latter interpretation, it will be refreshing to discover that the heirloom tomatoes and red onions on sale at Las Hermanas’ produce stand may a bit dusty and not as uniformly shaped as one might find at a Safeway. Las Hermanas — a Hollister family farm — along Continued on next page October 12, 2012 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ 21

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