Columbia, CA — The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is announcing a new certified farmer’s market in Columbia. The market will have a grand open Thursday, May 7 at 5:00 pm on Main Street in Columbia State Historic Park. The market will run every Thursday through October from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm outdoors, rain or shine.
The New Columbia Farmer’s Market is separate from the year-round indoor market at the Columbia airport armory building run by the Mountain People Organics every Wednesday and Saturday.
Columbia Chamber of Commerce President Gary Neubert, says “Thanks to Angela Matulich and Heather Doyle, the Chamber has a brand new weekly event to promote and grow!” Expect to find organic products, vendors with hand-crafted items, unique foods, antiques, activities for children, docents in costumes and music. Park staff will keep the park exhibits and the museum open Thursdays. “We hope the community comes out to support this and that it continues for a long time.” said Neubert.
Matulich says, “Some Chamber members and residents have formed a small group to promote evening activity in Columbia. We call ourselves the Nights of Columbia and this is the first new event we have started to help achieve our goal of bringing some life back to Columbia after 5 pm.”
Other Farmers Markets in the area are not scheduled to open for several more weeks:
Sonora Farmers Market is May 16th to Mid October from 7:30am – 11:30am every Saturday in the parking lot at Stewart and Theall streets in downtown Sonora.
Twain Harte Farmers Market opens the beginning of June and continues through the beginning of September from 4:00pm – 6:00pm each Friday at Eproson Park.
Tuolumne Village Farmers Market Fir Ave. between Pine & Main Streets June through October on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 8:00pm
Groveland Flea Market is Memorial Day untill the end of September on Friday Evenings from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday Mornings 8:00am to 1:00pm at Mary Laveroni Community Park.
Jamestown Farmers Market is Mid June to Late October 4:00pm – 7:00pm each Thursday at Roca Park in downtown Jamestown
Angels Camp Farmers Market Friday June 5th from 5pm till dusk at Utica Park in Angels Camp.