CULINARY CREATORS

Source: http://digital.marinmagazine.com/marinmagazine/february_2017?pg=29#pg29

CULINARY CREATORS


In Marin CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND CAUSES OF THIS UNIQUE COUNTY
Locals take healthy eating into their own hands.
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A STROLL THROUGH MOST Marin grocery stores reveals a familiar pattern — robust selections of quality, nutritious food. It’s not a coincidence, either. Residents here are not only health-conscious, they’re also enterprising and responsible for actually making many of these items. Mill Valley resident Shawn Brennan, a professionally trained chef with experience in Michelin-starred restaurants, was frustrated by snack options and created Plenty Pops. She hand-makes and tastes each small batch of the ice pops, which are made from fresh, organic, locally sourced whole veggies and fruits. “If I can help make a difference in other people’s lives through what they eat, then my passion and hard work are well worth it,” Brennan says. Plenty Pops can be found at Good Earth and Driver’s Market, among others. Read on about other locals who keep our shelves brimming with wholesome goods. KASIA PAWLOWSKA