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2018 Farmers’ Market Season Begins This Saturday in Historic Uptown

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

The 2018 season of weekly farmers’ markets in uptown begins this Saturday, June 9th! Lassen Land & Trails Trust and the Historic Uptown Susanville Association will again be bringing the best in local produce, eggs, cottage foods and amazing artwork and crafts.

The first market of the season will feature live music, food from Tamales Colima (introducing Street Tacos & Burritos), Honey Rae’s Bake Shop (for this day only in June), Hulsman Ranch, Rustic Rancher, Arrow J Beef, Yoon Chaos, Julia’s Fruit Stand plus many local Artisans.

The Farmers’ Market will once again be located in Pancera Plaza on Gay Street each Saturday throughout the summer from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

This year’s market season will run until September 15th.

Farmers’ Market Manager Laura Medvin also reminded residents that Pancera Plaza is closed to vehicles every Friday night at midnight throughout the season.

For more information, or any questions about the Farmers’ Market, please contact Medvin at market@lassenlandandtrailstrust.org or call 530-257-3252. Information can also be found on the LL&TT website or Facebook page.

The Uptown Farmers’ Market is Certified. What Does That Mean Exactly?

According to Medvin, being a Certified Farmers Market means that you can be assured that the produce you purchase from a vendor at the LL&TT and HUSA Certified Farmers’ Market has been grown by the Farmer at their own certified farm/ranch. This certification is conducted by the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office of the County where the product was grown. The vendor (farmer) is selling product that they grew themselves.

“Why is this important to the consumer?” Medvin explains. “During our local growing season the consumer will have the unique opportunity to purchase quality, fresh and local produce being grown in their own community! You get to buy directly from the farmers who planned, planted, cultivated, irrigated and harvested the product themselves. There is no product storage or shipping, you the consumer will find produce freshly from harvested a day or two before you purchase it. You become a part of supporting local business and farmers.”

It is important to local farmers as well. The farmer is personally invested in doing what they love. A Certified Farmers’ Market gives them a place to share their product and reach both the returning customers and educate new consumers about the importance of farm fresh produce while supporting local businesses.

Farmers will post their certification at their booth, be sure to look for it. This is their way of guaranteeing you a fresh, locally grown product.

“The LL&TT and HUSA effort to bring a Certified Farmers’ Market to Susanville every year involves extensive planning and careful consideration,” explains Medvin. “Not only do the vendors obtain a certification themselves, but the Farmers’ Market also obtains an authorization from the Lassen County Agriculture Commissioners Office to operate as a CFM. The LL&TT and HUSA ensure that you enjoy a Farmers’ Market with the highest standards in health, cleanliness and good business practices.”

Opening day of last year’s Farmers’ Market season in uptown Susanville. ~photo provided

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One Response to 2018 Farmers’ Market Season Begins This Saturday in Historic Uptown

  1. Julie Chanley

    Julie Chanley

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 2:33 pm

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