Delicious local food, tons of children’s activities, and TAMALES! It is that time of year again. June is approaching which means our local farmers are getting ready to sell their produce at our Pescadero Grown Farmer’s Market! June 1st is the big day. From 3-7 PM there will be a number of activities happening, some new, some old. In one corner, you will see DJ Larry playing the crowd’s favorite tunes. All spread around, you will see our local vendors set up waiting to talk to you. There will be our fruit and veggie vendors such as Blue House Farm, Fly Girl Farm, Farmageddon, and Pie Ranch. There will be LeftCoast GrassFed selling local beef and pork. We will have tinctures, salves, and soaps by Steadfast Herbs. Jams and jellies from Spread the Love. The HMB Library will be present throughout the season providing childcare activities.
On top of these activities, since we have a new location with a lot more space, we are going to have soccer goals and balls, a volleyball net, badminton, and a marbles table set up EVERY market. We are really trying to make this a community event and get the kiddos active. The sports equipment isn’t just for the kids though – we encourage the adults to come to the market too for a pickup game. To celebrate opening day, PUENTE will be giving out tamales to those who attend the farmers’ market. The market is also having opportunities to win prizes! There will be Fitbit drawings at 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 6:00 pm! Are you seeing a theme here? We want our community being active and eating healthy food! There also will be a drawing for a mini iPad at 6:30 pm.
Does buying organic food put a strain on your wallet? The truth is it does for a lot of us. If you’re a community member of the South Coast (Pescadero, San Gregorio, La Honda, and Loma Mar) and consider yourself low-income, you might qualify for our Pescadero Grown tokens program. For low-income individuals and families we offer a dollar for dollar match up to $20 at every market. You give the market manager $20 and she will hand you back $40 in tokens. This is to put healthy food in your fridge! We double CalFresh and WIC as well.
If you have any questions about this program or anything to do with the farmers’ market, including becoming a vendor, please contact Charlea Binford. We hope to see you there- don’t miss out on a good time!
Note: The farmers’ market’s new address is 350 Stage Rd. It’s across the street from the community church!
Many thanks to TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation and POST for their support for the market.
Become a weekly supporter of Puente’s Farmer’s Market for $20 each week, $80 each month or $460 for the 2017 season (June 1st – November 2nd). Your generous support will help our low income neighbors be able to purchase twice as much of the local, healthy foods offered at the market. Support our Farmer’s Market and our Community Building efforts here.