Streets Alive! Parks Alive! San Mateo

San Mateo offers a lifestyle filled with dozens of parks and hundreds of Parks and Recreation events, classes and services every year. Combine that with two of our other favorite things: bicycles and a farmers’ market – and you get San Mateo Streets Alive! Parks Alive! 2017.

This annual event is a San Mateo County initiative to encourage the community to get out and get moving. We’re thrilled it is being held in a location that celebrates farm fresh ingredients too! At your College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market, the produce is always fresh, always seasonal, and always provided by your local farmers and ranchers.

What’s the best thing to buy right now? Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association says, “Sweet Cherries”!

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They come from Brentwood, Lodi, Stockton, Linden, down towards Gilroy and Hollister, and other northern California valleys. Did you know? Cherries are a natural pain reliever. Anthocyanins found in cherries block inflammatory enzymes, reducing pain. In fact, 20 cherries are ten times as potent as aspirin and have positive effects on gout and arthritis pain. Sweet cherries also contain melatonin, which has a calming effect on the brain, and good for insomnia and stress relief. The market will have Bing, Rainier, Burlat and Brooks Sweet Cherries. Try a bag of each and see which ones you like the best! Learn how to identify the types here.

Get moving this Saturday! Help bring the streets alive. Bring your bike and join in on the bike rodeo and family fun. Enjoy a family bike ride, obstacle course, bike repairs and a lot more.


When/Where: Saturday, May 6 from 10 am-12 noon, just next door to Bay Meadows at College of San Mateo Farmers Market which is open til 1pm
Performance Bicycle and Beeline Bikes will be there!
Free Bike Repair + Giveaways! rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping (Hillsdale Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. San Mateo’s shared Bay Bikes are on-site, so no need to own your own. And Caltrain is a quick stroll from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.