Market expansion will begin June 17
–After more than a year of non-operation due to COVID-19, then five weeks of operation as a “critical market” since opening at reduced capacity from May 6 to June 10, Downtown SLO announced that the market Producers will return to full operations, occupying five blocks of Higuera Street every Thursday from June 17 from June 6 to 9.
In addition to the Certified Farmers Market section, which has 25-30 produce vendors per week, visitors to the market can now expect to see the following types of vendors when they come downtown on Thursday evenings:
- Certified farmers offering fresh local products
- Culinary artisans offering pre-sealed take-out food / ingredients such as bread, pastries, salsa, etc.
- Craft / household items such as soap, ointments, candles, etc.
- Hot / cold food including barbecue, Korean, Indian, tamales, donuts and more.
- Entertainment, including market favorites like Lord of the Cello (electric cello), Derek Derek (acrobats and juggling), comedies, rock covers and more.
The market will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Higuera de Nipomo street in Osos. As a reminder, according to the California State Health & Safety Code, only service animals are allowed in farmers’ markets in California.
The market accepts EBT. The EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) otherwise known as CalFresh, can be used at the market information kiosk located at the intersection of Chorro and Higuera Street.
CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. As per the state of California reopening guidelines, masks and social distancing will not be required in the market.
For more market information, please visit DowntownSLO.com/farmers and follow @DowntownSLOFarmersMarket.
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