With the calendar now reading September and with the recent smoke of the Rim Fire, the Sonora Certified Farmers Market is still going strong and will continue to do so through October 19th.
Erin O’Hare, Sonora Farmer’s Market Supervisor, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
O’Hare said that the Sonora Certified Farmers market runs every Saturday morning 7:30 – 11:30 AM.
For the consumer, the term “certified” means that the farmer is selling his or her food directly to those attending the market. If a market isn’t certified, it could mean that the seller bought the food from a farmer for resale. The purchaser isn’t necessarily assured of the foods origin.
Craft booths can also be found at the Farmers Market. O’Hare said that the City requires that all crafts sold, are directly made by those who are doing the selling.
O’Hare, now in her sixth year, said that the biggest change this year has been that no one has been allowed to bring pets. That rule is per the Health Department. Since dogs and other animals were so popular in the past, O’Hare continues to ask the public to please adhere to the new rule.
The Farmer’s Market is located on Theall and Stewart Street in Downtown Sonora.
The City of Sonora can be reached at (209) 532-7725.
The KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.