Ponsford’s Place is a small bakery tucked away in a San Rafael neighborhood. Their philosophy is to bake with no processed white flour and to use seasonally available ingredients, which leads to an ever-changing menu. The bakery is a bit of a laboratory where the bakers, Craig and Elizabeth, experiment with new varieties of whole-grain artisanal flours. Soon, the owners will be offering classes in their shop. Check out their website http://www.ponsfordsplace.com/Ponsfords_Place/Ponsfords_Place.html and read a recent NY Times article that was written about them. If you walk in one time, you’ll return for sure. The aroma there is delightful!
Sarah has done 57 food trips (pickups and deliveries) for ExtraFood since she joined us in February. And, she has been invaluable in volunteering consistently at the Thursday Civic Center Farmers Market, jumping in when needed to help at the Sunday farmers’ market as well. Also, she recently recruited a team of volunteers who will staff our presence at the Sunday farmer’s market once per month. Sarah adds so much to the ExtraFood team and we’re grateful for her!
Mill Street Center
Mill Street Center opened its doors more than 27 years ago. It’s an emergency shelter for homeless singles, has 55 beds and is one of nine facilities run by Homeward Bound of Marin. For a lot of people, Mill Street is the entry point to sort out what they want to do and how to get employment. Our Operations Manager, Kathy, had the opportunity to visit Mill Street this week and tour the facility with Teddy, the manager. She reports Mill Street has a homey feel and is clean, organized and busy with remodeling activities. Teddy is able to take advantage of some of the short-term residents’ construction skills, which is great when Teddy needs help with a bathroom repair or a room remodel. Mill Street Center is a true gem in our community. https://hbofm.org/Homeless-Adults.html