15th Downtown Farmers’ Market to Open at Main Library
The popular Downtown San Leandro Farmers’ Market returns for its 15th season on Wednesday, April 6, from 3PM until 7PM. The City of San Leandro is excited to announce that this year the market is moving to a new home at the Main Library parking lot at 300 Estudillo Avenue. The 2022 market will run from April 6 through October 5.
The Downtown San Leandro Farmers’ Market hosts an average of 2,500 patrons weekly. Community members have found the market to be a great place to meet family and friends, and enjoy live music, fantastic food and family-friendly entertainment.
There will be up to 30 vendors at the 2022 Farmers’ Market, including San Leandro’s Hummus Heaven. Popular vendors, including Jaden’s Kettle Corn, Double R Honey Farms, Stueve Organic Family Farms, Lemus Farms, Bunbao, Sunrise Nursery, J&M Farms, the Fruit Tree, and of course the popular Roli Roti rotisserie chicken, will be returning to the market.
This year is also the City of San Leandro’s Sesquicentennial anniversary, acknowledging the City’s 150 year history, so there is much reason to celebrate! The season will kick off with a special opening night, and live music will return on a weekly basis, coordinated by the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association in collaboration with the San Leandro Library.
The opening night will feature a ribbon cutting with Mayor Cutter at 5:30PM on April 6th, a raffle for a chance to win one a Keeping it Local San Leandro virtual gift card (come before 5:30PM to get your raffle ticket!) and live music by Hella Fitzgerald. Specializing in vintage jazz and blues, classic soul, funk, R&B, 90’s and contemporary songs, Hella Fitzgerald will bring their dynamic multi-piece band and vocals to Downtown San Leandro.
As a special courtesy accommodation for the new location, parking on the first and fourth floors of the Downtown Parking Garage will be free starting at 3PM on Wednesdays during the market season. The garage is located at 122 Estudillo Avenue and may be accessed from either Callan or Estudillo Avenues. (Visit www.parksl.com for more information). There is also ample street parking on both Callan Street and Estudillo Avenue, adjacent to the Library parking lot. Entry to the Library parking lot will be closed on Callan Street, and partially closed on Santa Rosa Street. The entry on Estudillo Avenue will remain open.