Farmers Market Harvest Dinner Celebrates 2006 Season
The Point Reyes Farmers Market celebrated the close of a wonderfully successful season on Saturday, November 18th. The last market day was Saturday, November 4th. The market will open again in June 2007.
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The celebratory dinner and auction was held at Toby’s feedbarn and raised more than $5,000 to help support the market next year. Local artists donated hand-painted chairs and Bolinas resident Mary Bromwell donated a week in her 800 year-old home in Gubbio, Italy.
“The Point Reyes Farmers Market is the only all local, all certified organic produce market in the wider Bay Area,” Marin Organic Executive Director Helge Hellberg said. “It’s a place where the community meets on Saturdays, a place where you get the feeling of home, even for a first time visitor.” The harvest dinner was a wonderful celebration of that community.
Point Reyes Farmers’ Market Now Accepting WIC Coupons and Offering Senior Discounts
The Point Reyes Farmers’ Market launched two new programs in September in an effort to support the elders of West Marin as well as low income residents. On a voluntary basis, market vendors are offering a 15 percent discount of any shopper 60 years and older. Those vendors participating in the Senior Program include Peter Worsley, Wild Blue Farm, Fresh Run Farm, Moonflowers, Wild Pear Company, and Chileno Valley Ranch.
The market’s vegetable growers are also now accepting WIC coupons as part of the California Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (otherwise known as WIC). The program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education to low-income mothers and children. In 1992, Congress established the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program in order to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants.
Please come visit the market and help support the farmers who are supporting these new programs!
The truly world famous Point Reyes Farmers Market features the best this region has to offer: the freshest locally grown organic produce, baked goods, artisan cheeses, olive oils, grass-fed beef products, homemade preserves, oysters, bee products, flowers, and locally produced wool clothing. The Point Reyes Farmers Market reached “royal” status when it was visited by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in November of last year. Be a part of it every Saturday from 9am – 1pm: Have a great time while you support your local organic farmer and enjoy the bounty Marin has to offer. Celebrate organic, celebrate local!
Point Reyes Farmer’s Market
June 24 – November 4, 2006
9AM – 1PM (rain or shine)
Toby’s Feed Barn
Point Reyes Station, CA