11th Farmers’ Market to Kick Off on March 28 with New Theme – Made in San Leandro
At 4:00 PM on Wednesday, March 28, the Downtown Farmers’ Market will kick off its eleventh season with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 PM. Located along Parrott Street between E. 14th Street and Washington Avenue, the Farmers’ Market will take place every Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM through October 10.
This year the market will feature an exciting new theme on the third Wednesday of every month: Made in San Leandro. On these days, local manufacturers will be at the Merchant at the Market table to tell visitors about their products. You can expect see manufacturers such as Proyecto Diaz Coffee, House Kombucha, Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery, as well as 3D-printing companies Ivaldi and Sculpteo. Other local businesses and organizations that will be at the table through the season include DC Dance Center, Flores Optometry, Building Futures with Women and Children, and Agape Villages Foster Family Agency. Local San Leandro vendors that will again have full booths include Hummus Heaven, offering hummus and pita in a variety of flavors, and Precious Puch Doggie Bakery.
There will be upwards of 40 vendors at the market, with several offering hot foods such as Charlie’s Corn & Sons, India Gourmet, La Crepe a Moi, Meyer’s Fine Foods, and more! Also on the vendor side, you can expect to be tempted by Gilroy-grown berries from Berrylicious Farm, ravioli from Home Maid Ravioli Co., local honey from Double R Bees, Asian vegetables from Nyia Yi Farms, goat milk and cheese from Evergreen Acres Dairy, shaved ice from Kona Ice of Castro Valley, kettle chips from Ohana Bros. Island Style Chips and Popcorn, and seasonal smoothies from the Fruit Tree.
Weekly themes at the market include Cooking Demos, Green Market Days, Made In San Leandro, and Wine Tastings. The market also offers kid-friendly activities, danceable music, and comfortable spots to eat and drink. Year after year, the market has proven to be a successful and highly anticipated event, with an average of 2,500 visitors each week. Check it out!