Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • October 8, 2015

SALINAS, CA – October 8, 2015 – Natividad Medical Center offers a Certified Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Market is located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services and is part of Natividad Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to promote wellness and healthy eating among Natividad Medical Center’s staff, patients and their families.

At Natividad Medical Center’s Certified Farmers’ Market run by Everyone’s Harvest, shoppers will find fresh quality fruits and vegetables (many certified organic), beautiful flowers, live plants, and unique gifts from small-scale family farmers and local independent businesses. By shopping at Natividad Medical Center’s California Certified Farmers’ Market you are supporting local California growers.
Join us for on for a live cooking demo on Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00 p.m.    All participants will receive $10 in produce vouchers!  In addition, attendees can enjoy a sample of the featured recipe and a take home recipe card.  Cooking demo will be by Chef Todd Fisher at Tarpy’s Roadhouse.

The Facts:
·         Wednesday, October 21st
·         Cooking Demo start time 12:00 p.m.

Tarpy’s Roadhouse Pan Roasted Salmon with Chopped Kale & Radicchio Chermoula Salad
4- 6oz Salmon Filets
2 cups packed fresh Italian parsley leaves
4 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1/4 cup packed fresh oregano leaves (or 4 teaspoons dried oregano)
1 shallot, peeled and quartered
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
dash of Cayenne pepper
zest & juice of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch Dino Kale (stem removed and roughly chopped)
1/2 head Radicchio (core removed and roughly chopped)

Place parsley, garlic, oregano, shallot, vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt, cumin, cayenne, lemon and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Process until finely chopped, stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, about 1 minute total.

With the motor running, add oil in a steady stream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and pulse a few times to combine. Transfer sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 1 day to allow the flavors to meld. Before serving, stir and season as needed. The Chimichurri will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

On a clean plate season Salmon Filets with cracked pepper and kosher salt. Turnover and season the other side. In a large pan, heat 2 T. Olive oil over medium high heat until almost to the smoking point. Add filets being sure not to crowd the pan, do this in two batches if necessary. You want a golden brown crust on the salmon before you flip it over in the pan. Cook till medium, 6-8 minutes and remove from pan and place on another clean plate. Set aside till ready to build salad.

On a clean cutting board roughly chop both the kale and the radicchio and place in a medium bowl. Pieces should be about the size of a dime. When ready to serve, pour an appropriate amount of the Chimichurri over the chopped kale and radicchio and toss vigorously to coat and tenderize the kale. Put a Piece of salmon on each plate and top with the chermoula.

Chef Todd Fisher

Stand side-by-side with Chef Todd Fisher and you will see a creative giant in red clogs who takes a practical approach to cooking magnificent food. Bold American cuisine, anchored in a casual style with sophisticated techniques, defines Chef Todd’s distinctive dining experiences. With more than 20 years as a food lover, chef & dynamic host, Chef Todd’s exuberance and passion for all things delicious has always made him a fan favorite at local events, festivals and culinary gatherings around the country.

A San Francisco native, Fisher has always called California home and after moving to the Monterey peninsula in 1992, Fisher decided to put down roots and build his career here. Over the last two decades Chef Todd has held several prestigious kitchen posts around the Monterey peninsula, orchestrated lively culinary collaborations, pioneered farm to table dining and traveled the country as the Celebrated Host of “The United States of Bacon” on Discovery Networks. Always looking for ways to immerse himself in the local culinary culture, Chef Todd has taken to the airwaves as the host of the “All American Carnivore” on KRML radio.

In April of 2014, Chef Todd assumed the reins of the Historic Monterey Landmark Tarpy’s Roadhouse, where his youthful energy and reengineered classics has proven to be a perfect marriage of exceptional service, sensational food and a stunning setting.
Considering all of his professional accomplishments, Fisher’s most prestigious titles are Husband and Father as he shares his life here on Monterey peninsula with his wife Ada and 5 amazing children. In the words of Chef Todd, “Live life like you mean it, every day!”
For more information on Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer’s’ Market contact :

Everyone’s Harvest
Contact: Iris Peppard, Executive Director
Tel: (831) 384-6961
Fax: (831) 582-9546

For information on Natividad Medical Center contact Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455.

Background on Natividad Medical Center (NMC) 
Owned and operated by Monterey County, NMC is a 172-bed, acute-care hospital providing health care services to county residents for more than 129 years. Based in Salinas, California, NMC offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 34,000 patient days of care each year and has more than 52,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is a Level II Trauma Center providing the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries. NMC’s Trauma Center is a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center. NMC is ranked No. 1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County and is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 300 physicians, NMC’s mission is to continually monitor and improve the health of the people, including the vulnerable, in Monterey County through coordinated, affordable high-quality health care. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit