The annual, five-month celebration of the bounty of local harvests resumed on Wednesday, April 3 as the downtown Hollister Farmers' Market opened for business.
Running through Sept. 27 on San Benito Street between Fourth and Seventh, more than 100 vendors peddled their products on an unusually warm spring day.
In addition to conventional and organic fruits and vegetables, vendors also offer seafood, honey, hummus, sausage, olive oil, balsamic vinegars baked goods and salsas.
A wide variety of prepared foods such as barbecue, Mexican food, Indian and Greek food, sandwiches, seafood and thirst-quenching beverages that include lemonade and other fruit concoctions are also available to enjoy at the market or take home. Shoppers will also find handmade soaps and lotions, plants, flower bouquets, jewelry, decorative items for the home and other retail products. Local, nonprofit organizations also join in with information about their program and services.
Music and entertainment sets a nice background for the event every week thanks to local DJs and bands. Kids can enjoy face painting and bounce houses.
The market distributes EBT tokens for redemption at the program eligible market vendors who also accept WIC coupons.
For more information on the market each week, "like" the Hollister Farmers’ Market Facebook page and/or opt in to the weekly Farmers’ Market email newsletter by sending an email request to [email protected].