|North Park Way (center) with 29th (lower) and Granada Avenue at top of image|
Thursday, May 26, 2016
NORTH PARK FARMERS MARKET SETTLES IN AT NEW SITE
I’ve always liked the North Park Thursday Farmers but when it was on Herman Street and North Park Way, it was too close to drive and too far to walk from my 28th Street residence.
Now that they’ve moved it to North Park Way and Granada, I have no excuse.
Thanks to sponsors and coordinators like North Park Main Street, the street market is operational every Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm on North Park Way (between 30th Street & Granada).
Some 65 farmers and vendors bring their locally grown produce, artisan grocery items, prepared foods and craft goods every Thursday, year-round, to this family-friendly community event.
Popular vendors are J R Organics CSA Farm, Suzie’s Farm, Smit Farms, African Sisters Farm, The Bread Barn Artisan Bread Company, Bitchin’ Sauce and GreenFix Organic Smoothie along with great new farmers and vendors. Customers at the new event will find fresh seafood from Poppa’s Fresh Fish Company, fine cheeses, sea salts and bone broth, pesto, innovative prepared foods and rotating San Diego handcraft and fancy flea sections.
Local Chefs host cooking demonstrations with tasting experiences for customers each week. Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know many of North Park’s trendsetting Chefs personally, and enjoy delicious recipes from Chef Matt Gordon of Urban Solace Restaurant, Chef Rich Sweeney of Waypoint Public, Chef Joanne Sherif of Cardamom Cafe and Bakery, Chef Abe Botello of West Coast Tavern and many more. Within walking distance to the North Park Thursday Market, these restaurants will offer ongoing specials like West Coast Tavern’s new “Thursday Vegetarian Plate” and Waypoint Public’s “Market Panzanella Salad” sourced from what’s freshest from the farmers.
Live music fills the air and creates a vibrant energy. Enjoy the stylings of local performers like Ace Tropic, Eric Rozet, Barrie Dempsey, Candread and more. Thanks to the support of the SDPL North Park Branch Library, Mona Lizzy’s Art Studio and local chefs, the new Thursday Market will feature a healthy after-school snack area for kiddos like Friends of Jefferson Elementary students along with hands-on activities that share nutrition information in fun and creative ways.
Parking is easy thanks to the adjacent 340-space North Park Parking Garage. The North Park Thursday Market accepts SNAP EBT cards for scrip that can be used for farm fresh fruits and vegetables and grocery items throughout the market.