Lenox and Lenni Malcolm are the duo behind the family owned and operated Hummingbird Café, one of our newest food vendors at the Saturday morning market.
This fun couple have both been cooking their entire life. Lenox’s family is from Jamaica and Lennis is from Louisiana and every single one of their recipes at the Hummingbird Café pulls on old family recipes and cooking techniques grounded in two of the most flavorful locations on the planet!
The couple actually connected over food when they first met. Over the years they would enjoy cooking for friends and family, and after much prompting from loved ones they finally decided to go into business in January of 2015. The Hummingbird Café was officially born! (Name inspired over the hummingbird being the national bird of Jamaica.)
The Malcolm’s enjoy creating flavorful jerk chicken that is smoked and grilled to perfection using various hand mixed and family recipe inspired spices – and they keep their unique cuisine on the spicier side! While the couple started out at our markets with some classic Jamaican staples, they are slowly adding to their ever expanding menu, with new items like curry chicken with rice, and fried plantains.
This cheerful couple and their delicious cuisine are quickly becoming a favorite of farmers market regulars, selling out of their signature chicken almost every weekend, so stop by to say hi and come early to grab your plate of Jamaican jerk chicken!
The Malcolm’s love meeting new people and are having fun discovering who their regulars are.. give their food a try, and you just might be one of them!
The Bushards have been selling at the Visalia Farmers Market for three and a half years with their booth J and D Crafts, but their love of crafting has spanned a lifetime.
Everything at the J and D Crafts booth is handcrafted. Donna sews, knits and creates hats, scarves, rag rugs, denim lap quilts, aprons, bibs, pot holders, shopping bags, duffel bags and much more. John creates bird houses, hand carved spoons, tables, benches, and serving trays using reclaimed wood from old wine barrels. Altogether the couple offers 43 different items.
Family-Owned and Operated Organic Raw Dairy, Farm, & Creamery Organic Pastures produces 100% USDA certified organic, Grade A, raw milk of super premium quality. USDA organic standards require that cows be pasture grazed just four months out of the year. OPDC goes far beyond this standard and grazes our cows on green pastures every day. In addition to green pastures, our cows are fed: a specially formulated organic mineral supplement, free choice salt and trace mineral blocks, high test organic alfalfa, and some sweet organic corn to keep them healthy and strong. The Company has been recognized repeatedly in independent NFO (National Farmers Organization) tests as having the best milk taste of the dairies surveyed.
Yukio Hamada and his 3 adult children, Preston, Clifford, and Donna, plus 10 full-time and 18 seasonal workers.
235 farmable acres comprise 7 parcels in the Kingsburg area, about 200 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Yukio’s father arrived in San Francisco in 1901 and, after laboring in the construction of the transcontinental railroad, was employed by a farm in Lindsay, where he developed expertise in growing oranges and strawberries. By 1921, he owned his first parcel of farmland. After Yukio graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in business accounting, he and his wife, Yonki, joined the family farming business and managed it together for 47 years. Yonki passed away in 2003. To continue the tradition of farming within the Hamada family, Yukio transferred ownership of the farm to his children in 2002.
Address: 15270 E. Mt View Kingsburg CA 93631