Danville Express

Newsfront - April 27, 2007

Evening farmers market returning to Danville

Thursday evening summer events begin May 10

On May 10, farmers from around Northern and Central California will once again bring their farm's fresh fruits and vegetables to downtown Danville for the grand opening of the 2007 season of the Thursday Danville Certified Farmers' Market. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting with Danville Town Council and Chamber of Commerce members, kids' Mothers Day crafts and activities, and live music performed by "Big Dog and the Bite".

"The community is anxious for the market to open as one of the vital elements of the Thursday night Downtown Danville event schedule," said Max Timms, the market manager with the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association.

The market will operate from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday from May 10 through Aug. 16 in the town parking lot at the corner of Railroad and Prospect, the same location as the Saturday market.

The new market will provide farm-fresh products for residents who might be unable to shop at the Saturday market. In addition to the opening night activities, special events have been planned for every Thursday throughout the summer season. These events include recycling awareness, a seniors night, transportation night, emergency awareness and the Summer Solstice Health Fair. In addition three special Kid's Nights are planned for the first Thursday of each month.

The Thursday Danville Farmers' Market is a partnership between the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association, which operates the market, and the Town of Danville, the market's sponsor. In addition to providing the region's best selection of the season's freshest and best fruits and vegetables, the market will offer exciting community events each week. And each week the farmers market will also offer live music, fresh cut flowers, nuts, baked breads, barbecue, kettle corn and prepared foods.

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