Those hunting for fresh produce and other local sundries will be happy to hear the Farmers Markets are back.
The Bass Lake Certified Farmers Market, sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, will begin 4 - 7 p.m., Wednesdays, May 18 through September (as weather, attendance and product permits), in front of Good Ol’ Daze in the Pines Village.
Returning anchor vendors include Shasky Farms of LeGrand, Sunny Farms of Clovis, and Rosendahl Farms of Tollhouse. According to the chamber, these are three of the most coveted farmer’s market vendors in the state, promising to deliver high quality produce as they have in the past. Other returning vendors are Jammin Jams, Bluebird Trail Farm, and Munch N Grub.
Music will be provided by Marcia Weimar.
A “Certified” Farmer’s Market means that the Department of Agriculture of the State of California has inspected the farms to ensure the produce being sold at the markets are grown by the vendors and not purchased elsewhere for resale. “Certified” guarantees high quality and freshness.
The 6th Annual Oakhurst Farmers Market held every Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m., rain or shine, began last week at True Value Homecenter, 40596 Westlake Drive (on Highway 49). It runs through Sept. 29.
The market will feature local produce, as well as baked goods, soaps, olive oils and vinegars, pickles, jams, jewelry and more. While they have lost the Kern Family Farm, who are busy with their new store in North Fork (The Gnarly Carrot), there is a new vendor this year - Josh Barnett with Barnett Meats, who will offer marinated pre-packaged tri tips.
“We love hosting the farmers market, and are very excited to begin another season,” organizer Danielle Bryant said. “Our vendors work so hard each to year to bring the community the best they have to offer. They are truly passionate about what they do and that is a beautiful thing. We are thankful for all of our market goers who continue to support our local farmers and artisans, and hope to see new faces this year. See you at the market.”
Twenty vendors strong, Bryant is always on the lookout for new growers, artisans and entertainment to keep the market exciting and growing. Those interested in more information, can contact True Value Homecenter, (559) 683-7117; ask for Danielle.