I love Farmers Markets! I am very happy about having a weekday evening farmers market in town. Location at Westfield Valencia is very convenient, safe, plenty of parking, and a very nice setting, and when you add to this a small, but nice variety of good quality produce plus other certified products, it is just great. It is a very small market as of now, but I hope it gets the support needed to continue and grow. I mainly shopped the certified side of the market, since that’s my main interest in a farmers market, although I bought food from the pork carnitas vendor and it was very good. What I saw at the market this last Thursday was a great beginning, I really hope the vendors are consistent and keep bringing such a great and fresh produce every week.
After posting this, I went back to the Farmers Market on their second week and it looked like it was going in the right direction, a few more vendors and still looking great. Then on the third week, much less vendors, so it was a little disappointing. Yesterday I went back to give it another try, but sadly it looked even worse than last week, very few certified farmers market stands, but quite a lot more miscellaneous vendors, like jewelry, accessories, clothing, art, home improvement, etc. ~ It is sad to say it, but now it is much less of a farmers market and more like a swap meet type of thing. I hope they think it over and make it a real farmers market. **Photos below are from the first night of the farmers market.
TOWN CENTER FARMER’S MARKET
Thursdays, 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Town Center Drive Level 1, Westfield Valencia