Starwalker Farms from the Scott Valley will join the Dunsmuir Farmers Market this week. They bring Highland Scottish beef and Heritage pork that is organically and humanely raised. This Thursday, July 30, Belcampo Farms will also be at the market with Angus beef and pork and chicken, organic eggs, and organic produce. They are in Gazelle and are also certified to raise their animals and crops organically and humanely.
Julia’s Fruit Stand features several varieties of most of the fruit and vegetables they bring, including tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, plums, squash, cucumbers, and onions. They also bring cantaloupe and watermelon. Market Manager Andrea Herr encourages some people to come a little later in the market. There will be plenty of produce, and the line will be shorter. She noted that this week the temperature is forecast to be a little lower, which will be welcome.
Dunsmuir Community Garden brings a variety of produce from the downtown garden. Herr noted that the greens and beans and peas and some of their other fresh produce do tend to go fairly quickly. Kindred Gardens will bring their succulents, some of them flowering, and other house and yard plants. After this week, she may be absent for a while until her cold weather vegetable starts are available.
Customers might bring a cooler for the meat and greens and for the chocolates. Pyroclastic Chocolates are an incredible treat, as are Silvia’s hand-made tamales.
The market is on Spruce Street between Dunsmuir Avenue and Shasta Avenue next to the Dunsmuir Brewery. It is held every Thursday between 4 and 7 p.m. EBT and WIC purchases are matched up to $20. Customers are asked to wear masks and social distance to help protect everyone’s health. Extra masks are available if needed.
For more information, call (530) 925-4355.