Monday, May 19, 2014

More New Farmers Markets

Del Norte is well on its way to becoming a farmers market community. We all know the Saturday Farmers Market has been thriving and expanding rapidly over the years. Our Wednesday Downtown Farmers and Artisans Market has become a weekly Summer fixture, providing produce, crafts, and hot food during the week. And now we have two more markets starting in Summer 2014. We already did a blog post last week on the upcoming Gasquet Farmers and Artisans Market, but we'd also like to share some info on the new "Pel-son Market" in Klamath.

Just like in Gasquet, there has long been talk of creating a farmers market to serve the Klamath community. There have been many attempts by various organizations to win funding to create one; and now the Yurok Tribe has come in to help start this market. The Pel-son Market will be held on Sundays, starting June 15th in the Yurok Tribal Office Parking Lot, from 10:00-2:00. That means that every Sunday through the summer, Del Norte will have two farmers markets, providing fresh produce to two outlying communities that are generally considered "food deserts."Additionally, these markets will provide another opportunity for the huge amount of summer tourists to stop and enjoy our area. If you are interested in learning more about the Klamath Pel-son Market, contact Linda Cooley at the Yurok Tribal Office. There will also be an informational meeting for the Farmers Market, held on June 1st at the Yurok Tribal Office parking lot at 12:00pm.

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