MONTEREY, Calif. -

Salinas Valley grower-shippers pitched in at a farmers market to help victims of the Soberanes fire burning north of Big Sur.

The Aug. 7 benefit at the Wharf Marketplace in Monterey relied on 22 pallets of donated fresh produce - including seven of berries - said event organizer Tony Baker, chef at Montrio Bistro.

All proceeds go to the

Soberanes Fire Fund

at Community Foundation for Monterey County. Shoppers filled provided reusable bags with fresh produce for $25.