Joni Sare, cooking instructor

Monta Vista Market cooking demo

Cooking demos at Monta Vista Market! No charge. Drop in any time. All improv, no recipes are used. Watch me as “we” create various dishes using different cooking methods. And, I’ll always do at least one raw dish — a salad, a soup, a blended drink. Contact me if you have any request! — cooked or raw.

21666 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino CA 95014

Across from the Post Office.

Store Phone: 408-777-0330

On Saturday, May 5th, I will be at the Monta Vista Market, from 1 to 4pm and will make several dishes. One thing I want to share with you is:

How to freeze broccoli.

It’s the height of the broccoli season, it’s on sale everywhere, and MVM has a great price. So be ready to buy several bunches and stock your freezer. I’ll show you the steps: how to clean it, how to do a hot-water bath (blanching), a cold-water bath and package it. Click here to read what I’ll be talking about: “Blanching tips: avoiding brown veggies.”


Click here to see my recipes and the food specials for the week of May 4 to May 10th.


During the cooking demos:

Walk with me, let’s travel around the store to pick out the ingredients for my cooking demo. I’ll make a new dish each hour, so drop in at the top of the hour to help me create the next dish that I make. Come taste my improv (no recipes required) creations. You’ll be inspired, you’ll get info, you’ll get deals!

We’ll select any thing that you are interested in … fresh produce as well as dry goods from the shelves, plus new arrivals and on-sale items. Each demo will be unique, inspired by those who are with me.

LEARN TIPS & TRICKS — You’ll learn cooking tips and tricks for flavor structure, speed cooking, batch cooking, and much more. Get answers to your cooking and health questions. See a chef’s mind at work, learn to think the way I do when I put together ingredients to make a tasty dish.

I’ll cover cooking methods, kitchen alchemy, raw foods, cooked foods, most dishes will be vegan and vegetarian. I may cook up some Rosie’s chicken from time to time.


  • Saturday, May 5; 1-4 pm
  • Sunday, June 10; 1-4 pm (at the Cupertino’s Farmer’s Market, 11am to 12:30pm)
  • Sunday, July 22; 1-4pm (at the Cupertino’s Farmer’s Market, 11am to 12:30pm)
  • Saturday, August 11; 1-4pm
  • Sunday, September 9; 1-4pm (at the Cupertino’s Farmer’s Market, 11am to 12:30pm)
  • Saturday, October 27; 1-4pm
  • Saturday, November 10; 1-4pm
  • Sunday, December 9; 1-4pm (at the Cupertino’s Farmer’s Market, 11am to 12:30pm)


Monta Vista Market location

Monta Vista Market
21666 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino CA 95014

Store Phone: 408-777-0330

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About Monta Vista Market

Monta Vista Market is locally-owned and managed by Peter and Gail Yessne, long-time residents of Cupertino. They have been gardening organically in Monta Vista for more than 25 years.

As available, Peter and Gail plan to offer their Cupertino-grown produce for purchase at the store. While not certiifed organic, their vegetables are grown without the use of pesticides, hericides, insecticides, or chemical fertilizers. Peter and Gail use organic compost generated from their kitchen and garden waste, supplementing periodically with locally generated compost made with horse and chicken manure.

Monta Vista Market has also established a business partnership with ALBA, the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association, based in Salinas CA Two percent of the store’s sales is donated to further ALBA’s mission of training low income farm workers to become self-sustaining organic farmers. In turn, ALBA is a primary produce supplier to Monta Vista Market.

The employees at Monta Vista Market are encouraged to be knowledgeable in various aspects of organic produce and organic agriculture, so that they can answer your questions about use of vegetables, fruits, and other organic food offered at the store. If we can’t answer your question immediately, we’ll do the research and let you know the answer.

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