By Elena Trierweiler
The Glen Park Village Farmer’s Market will open for the season on Sunday, March 30th and will run every Sunday from 10am-2pm until November 23rd at the Glen Park Village BART Station on Bosworth and Arlington.
Opening day, this Sunday, March 30th, will be a great way for families and community members to celebrate the rain this week by supporting local farmers who are most affected by the California drought. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00am, face paintings and balloon animals, a photo booth, coloring activities for the kids, local music, and the San Francisco Fire Department will be out there with their truck.
The featured harvests this year are local honey, organic vegetables, fresh, organic new greens, organic strawberries, delta asparagus, local almonds, and farm fresh eggs. The non-agricultural producers will also be there opening day serving up freshly caught fish and oysters, homemade jams, handmade fresh sausages, hummus, gourmet Afghan food, and empanadas.
The Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association is the state’s largest operator of Certified Farmers’ Markets, with over 70 Certified Farmers’ Markets weekly in the Bay Area during the peak summer months. Certified Farmers’ Markets are locations that offer only California-grown products sold directly to consumers by the farmers that grew, nurtured and harvested the crops. All PCFMA markets accept WIC FMNP (Woman Infant and Children Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons) and CalFresh (through the Golden State advantage EBT/food stamp cards).