The inaugural downtown Farmer's Market opened on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, to an enthusiastic crowd. Strawberries from Watsonville, seafood from Santa Cruz, baked goods from Alameda, Indian food from Hayward, gourmet Italian food from San Francisco, almonds from Modesto, and BBQ from Vallejo were among the variety of offerings. For kids, there was face-painting, balloon animals, and a walking over-sized carrot.
Mayor Tony Santos was joined by California State Senator and former San Leandro Mayor Ellen Corbett, Councilmembers Diana Souza and Joyce Starosciak, and City Manager John Jermanis in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to mark the start of the Farmer's Market.
The Farmers' Market is held on Wednesdays from 4 to 8pm on Parrott Street between E. 14th St. and Washington Avenue and will continue until October 22, 2008. The first Wednesday of the month will feature cooking demonstrations followed by live music, family entertainment, and wine tasting on subsequent Fridays.
For video of the ribbon-cutting, see below:Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 14, 2008 11:18 PM | TrackBack