The Dunsmuir Farmers Market will be open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday throughout the summer next to the Dunsmuir Brewery Works, across the street from Children’s Park, on Spruce Street, between Dunsmuir Avenue and Shasta Avenue.
Dunsmuir Farmers Market opened for the season last Thursday, with local vendors selling fresh produce, handmade tamales, raw local honey and jam, plants, artisan chocolates, fresh baked goods, preserves, handcrafted functional fiber arts items and more.
Julia's Produce is back again this year with peaches, tomatoes, plums, and a variety of melons, cucumbers, and squash. The tables of colorful produce were a welcome sight for customers as shoppers eagerly bought flats of the fresh peaches, which are always a popular favorite at the open air market.
Sengthong’s sold Vietnamese summer rolls, Vietnamese salads, Laotian sticky rice, and Thai iced tea.
Returning vendor Tiffany DeVault of Weed operates a backyard nursery business, Kindred Gardens. She grows and sells a wide variety of affordable plants for the home and garden.
Dunsmuir artist Lori Watts of Watts Cool Designs will be selling her artwork, fairy gardens, and silkscreened t-shirts featuring her original designs of local landscape scenes, as well as railroad and fishing themed artwork.
“We’re going to be having five or six more vendors in the next few weeks,” said market manager Andrea Herr. She mentioned that market goers can look forward to other specialty items, such as fresh flowers, homemade granola and scone mix. Herr also said there will be live music at the market every week. Music last week was provided by guitarist Rick Garrett.