Swing by Chronicle Books this Thursday November 11th at 6pm for ~LA MARKETA~, an “international farmers’ market” with social enterprise Liga Masiva (based in New York). The event is free and will feature street food from across Latin America (two La Cocina businesses will be selling their wares), stories from organic farmers in the Dominican Republic, and cupping of Liga Masiva’s organic, Direct Trade, artisan-roasted coffee (complimentary). There will also be complimentary beer and wine. The event is designed to highlight how Liga Masiva is able to pay farmers twice as much as they would otherwise earn by connecting them with consumers here in the U.S., while consumers gain a greater understanding of the people, place, and culture where the products come from. (Liga Masiva will be expanding to other products and countries in 2011 and beyond.) 680 Second St. at Townsend.