Get ready to make one heck of a salad, because beginning this coming Monday, July 14, the Mount Shasta’s Farmers Market will be bigger with more offerings than ever.

Get ready to make one heck of a salad, because beginning this coming Monday, July 14, the Mount Shasta’s Farmers Market will be bigger with more offerings than ever.

The entire 400 block of Mt. Shasta Blvd., from Castle Street to Alma, will be closed to accommodate the market from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The larger venue will double the number of available stalls, said Kirsten Olson, who founded the market with her husband John Tannaci in 1999.

“We’ve outgrown where we are on Castle Street,” Olson said. “This season started with a bang and it’s been crowded from day one.”

The market moved to Castle Street two years ago from its original spot at what is now Parker Plaza on Mt. Shasta Blvd.

“This is the markets’ quinceañera – it’s in its 15th year – it is coming of age, and we want to celebrate that,” said Olson.

The new location will continue through July as a trial, said Olson, so the city can see how it fits in the community.

Musical duo Allison and Victor will provide music Monday to put growers and shoppers in a celebratory mood.

Local farms and farmers are the foundations of the Mount Shasta Farmers Market, where everything sold is grown or crafted locally.

“You won’t find avocados or citrus here. This is a far northern California market,” said Olson, who modeled Mount Shasta’s market on the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco.