Clovis starts Saturday farmers market

FresnoOctober 22, 2013 

Clovis farmers market lovers don't have to wait until next year to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of town any more.

The Business Organization of Old Town, which runs the popular seasonal Friday night market, will begin a year-round Saturday morning farmers market in the parking lot of the old Department of Motor Vehicles at Pollasky and Bullard avenues on Saturday.

"Often after the Friday night event is coming to a close people ask us if we would continue doing it year round," said Carole Lester, executive director.

The organization tried extending the Friday market, but the weather got cold, it got darker earlier and people had other places to go like school football games, Lester said. "We thought why not provide that community service by having growers only come out on Saturday mornings," she said.

The market will start with about eight growers and expand to about a dozen vendors, who will provide a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. No food will be sold and there won't be any entertainment.

"It's strictly a place to come and grab your fresh produce," Lester said.

— The Fresno Bee

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