Farmers market fun returning to San Ramon at new location

Weekly event now held at City Center Bishop Ranch, every Saturday

Soon, Saturdays in San Ramon will become synonymous with fresh fruit, vegetables, on tap kombucha, live music and artisan foods, when the San Ramon Farmers Market makes its return -- all at its new location at City Center Bishop Ranch.

Starting May 4, residents from across the Bay Area will be treated to more than 40 local vendors, who will provide a wide variety of wares ranging from hearth-baked breads and pastries, to fresh produce from organic and seasonal growers.

“City Center Bishop Ranch is proud to provide a central community gathering place for the popular San Ramon Farmers Market,” said Charles Martinez, general manager of City Center Bishop Ranch. “The market provides San Ramon residents and the entire Tri Valley an opportunity to not only support local producers, but to also buy fresh produce, vegetables and products that encourage a healthy, balanced lifestyle.”

Opening day will begin with a special “bread-baking ceremony” led by San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson.

The ceremony will be followed by a raffle featuring vendor donated prizes, and live music from Les Amis Zydeco Band, who are known for their authentic and unique zydeco, creole and Cajun dance music.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with City Center Bishop Ranch to bring San Ramon residents a quality farmers market with diverse offerings that celebrate our local growers and producers,” said Harv Singh, San Ramon Farmers Market director. “We will continue to add more vendors, like Victorian Farmstead pasture-raised meats from Sonoma who will be joining us in June, and artisan cheese makers.”

Vendors set to be featured at the market include: Acme Knife Sharpening, Alexandre Family Farm, Bini’s Kitchen, JJ Citrus, Ofa’s Island BBQ, Steve’s Bees-Honey and Vacaville Soul Food Farm.

The San Ramon Farmers Market will operate Saturdays year-round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on May 4, at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon, in San Ramon.

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