Turlock Farmers Market kicks off 2014 season

05/03/2014 12:00 AM

05/03/2014 12:37 AM

The Turlock Farmers Market kicked off its season Friday, offering everything from farm-fresh produce to deep-fried Snickers bars.

Organizers of the market, open Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Broadway downtown, are touting an expanded selection of vendors for their fifth year.

In addition to the produce, prepared food and crafts from previous years, the 2014 market boasts new vendors selling eggs, coffee and jewelry.

Also manning a booth this year is Wolfsen’s Meat and Sausage, a longtime meat locker and restaurant from Gustine. Its booth was a popular stop for many market attendees Friday morning.

A light crowd meandered through the two blocks of booths, listening to live music. Several shops in the area also open early on Fridays to catch the market crowd.

Carol Ramos of J&J Ramos Farms was doing a brisk business selling peaches, oranges, walnuts and more. She said the market was off to a pretty good start, considering it’s early in the season. “Later on, we’ll have more coming,” she said.

The Turlock Farmers Market runs weekly through October. On four Fridays, a night market will be held in the same spot. The first of these is June 13.

For more information, go to www.turlockmarket.org.

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