New Nevada City market opens Saturday |

New Nevada City market opens Saturday

A farmer’s market that boasts locally grown food ” only ” and 40 local vendors will hold its grand opening from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in downtown Nevada City.

Visitors will find food and craft booths set up on Union Street, the new Robinson Plaza and Calanan Park. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. in Calanan Park, with local officials and music performances by the old-time string band, Ragged But Right.

Farmers participating in the market believe strongly in the shop-locally ethic, and some have rejected high-paying jobs for the humble rewards of growing food.

With rising prices of energy and fuel, community markets also offer an opportunity to buy affordable, locally produced food and other commodities, said Linda Chapman, who owns Blue Bird Farm with her husband, Leo Chapman, and partner, Tim Van Wagner.

“The community is really an important thing right now, especially because of the economic times,” Chapman said.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s edition of The Union.


To contact Staff Writer Laura Brown, e-mail or call 477-4231.

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