On Friday, August 7th, North Natomas celebrated the grand opening of their farmers market at the North Natomas Regional Park. Although North Natomas already has a farmers market running on Saturday mornings, this is an additional, separate market in a different location. The addition of a second farmer’s market is great for the community because it promotes healthy living by providing the option of fresh and organic produce at an inexpensive cost.
For the event’s first day there was a large turnout. There were many things for a person of every age to do. The event provided face painting for children, a beer and wine garden for adults, and a live band playing music for everyone to enjoy. Vendors could been seen selling a variety of produce such as Italian ice, fruits and vegetables, and even fresh flowers. Prices ranged anywhere from $1 to $10, making fresh produce easily accessible and affordable.
“Great, great food from the food trucks!” said Allyson, a North Natomas community member who attended the event. “Produce is a bit limited, but a good amount for the first start.”
Local business and organizations also benefited from the farmers market. Local law enforcement was present enjoying their time and engaging with the community. A local wine and beer stand was selling alcohol with proceeds going to the Front Street Shelter. These were just some of the few ways that the community was giving back.
The farmers market is expected to run throughout October. Here is more information if you would like to attend the farmer’s market.
Location and time:
North Natomas Regional Park
4989 Natomas Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95835
Every Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.