The Angels Camp Certified Farmers Market was cancelled last week due to the Butte Fire. However, it returns tomorrow night with a special evening designed to help support those who have been affected by the Butte Fire.
Candy Myers, Market Manager, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
The Market is now in its final two weeks. It will run tomorrow night from 5 pm – dusk as well as Friday September 25th at Utica Park, in downtown Angels Camp just off of Main Street.
Tomorrow night will standout as the Angels Camp community will be able to gather and support Butte Fire evacuees, the firefighters, emergency personnel and volunteers.
Monetary donations will be accepted and given to the Calaveras Community Foundation. Children will be able to decorate “Thank You” cards that will be given to firefighters, emergency personnel and volunteers.
Additionally, the Angels Camp Farmers Market ‘Ten Year Birthday Party’ will take place. It was supposed to have happened last week. The Angels Camp Business Organization started the Farmers Market ten years ago and it has been beneficial for both the Association as well as the community.
The Farmer’s Market features fresh “certified” produce from amazing local growers, farms and artisans who love to meet their customers and discuss their farming principles and growing procedures.
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.
The vendors include stone fruits, vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, foraged mushrooms, melons, baked goods from local bakeries, a chocolate artisan, dried nuts and fruits, local honey, bbq sauce and rubs, jams, oils and syrups, garden seedlings, fresh cut flowers, landscaping plants and flowers, and an arts and crafts area featuring local art and handmade products.
Visitors to the Farmers Market are treated to live entertainment, hot fresh foods, beer and local wine from a weekly featured winery, all in a shaded park setting with several picnic tables to enjoy their visit.
If you would like more information,call 209-559-5195.
The KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.