Nevada City counts down to June 28 market opening |

Nevada City counts down to June 28 market opening

The Nevada City Farmers Market will start with a flourish that includes an opening ceremony with live music at the new Robinson Plaza.

Market Manager Reinette Senum said at least eight local organic farms have committed to offering produce at the weekly market, which starts on Saturday, June 28, and goes for 18 consecutive Saturdays.

“The feedback is that everyone is looking forward to this and the town needs something like this,” Senum said.

The Nevada City Fire Department and the Nevada County Fire Safe Council also will be there to educate residents on fire dangers this season.

Senum said nonprofits, local growers and complimentary vendors are encouraged to apply for free space at the market, which will be held on Union Street near Calanan Park.

The opening ceremony on June 28 will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broad and Union streets. The band Ragged But Right will be performing.

Senum is encouraging local nonprofits to participate and use the venue for anything from outreach to membership drives. Calanan Park also will be the site for a number of demonstrations that include organic cooking for kids, permaculture and recycling.

Senum said the market still needs growers or complimentary vendors who can offer bakery items, baby food, dried vegetables, spices, nuts, pastas, teas and pestos. In addition, the market needs volunteers to help with operations.

Mountain Bounty Farm, Bluebird Farm, Heaven and Earth Farm, Indian Springs Organic Farm, Wild Grace Farm, Naked Farms, Garden Fare and Sunlight Botanicals are among the farms that have committed to the market, Senum said.

For more information on how to get a booth at the market, call Senum at 470-8381 or e-mail

To contact Staff Writer Pat Butler, e-mail or call 477-4239.

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