LANCASTER – This Thursday, March 15, the City of Lancaster will present the “Enhanced BLVD Farmers’ Market,” kicking off the spring season of Farmers’ Markets. The Enhanced Farmers’ Market will bring a new crop of vendors to the weekly event, along with live music and activities.
“One of the main benefits of the Farmers’ Market is the increased business traffic it has brought along The BLVD,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “At the same time, the Famers’ Market has brought a greater variety of healthy food choices to the citizens of Lancaster.”
The expanded market will feature approximately 10 additional vendors offering a variety of goods. Products range from fresh fruits and vegetables to baked goods and snacks. The Farmers’ Market also boasts a collection of unique arts and crafts for sale, such as hand-crafted jewelry.
The classic rock band, The Usual Suspects of A.V., will perform live at the BeX stage at 4 p.m. The evening’s festivities will also include a car show sponsored by the Cadillac Car Club of the Antelope Valley, as well as children’s activities.
“The Farmers’ Market offers an opportunity for Antelope Valley residents to convene on The BLVD, while providing an excellent venue for farmers to promote and sell their products directly,” said City Council Member Sandra Johnson.
The BLVD Farmers’ Market is conducted through a partnership between the City of Lancaster and Raw Inspiration, a non-profit operator of California Certified Farmers’ Markets.
This event is offered every Thursday year-round on The BLVD between Date Avenue and Fig Avenue. Currently held from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., the market will switch to summer operation hours (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.) on Thursday, May 3rd.
Vendors interested in joining the Farmers’ Market should Angela Riley in the Parks, Recreation and Arts Department at 661-723-6074 or complete an application online at www.rawinspiration.org.
(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)