City to host ‘Enhanced BLVD Farmers Market’

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

(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)

  13 comments for “City to host ‘Enhanced BLVD Farmers Market’

    March 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    We need more bouelvards to nowhere so we can connect them and they can at least go around in circles. This way Rex can walk his big poodles alongside his friends and point to his magnificent accomplishment.

  2. CKAY
    March 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Boulevards to nowhere are a good thing for keeping ambulance chasers employed when they cant find ambulances.

  3. Arnie L
    March 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    More Boulevards to nowhere for everyone. We need another unsafae place to walk and like the last person said Rex needs the money.

  4. Bob S
    March 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Please don’t even kid about Parris and his blvd. to nowhere. Its embarassing enough to have these fools in office without other cities laughing at us.

  5. Justice Callout
    March 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Vote for Boss Rex. We need more boulevards to nowhere and the little big man needs more money.

    March 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    My husband won’t vote by mail because he doesn’t want Rex to sneak into the clerks office and steal his ballot. My husband is smart.

  7. Justice Callout
    March 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Here’s your chance for another Blvd. to nowhere. The absentee ballots are out and “Our Rex” is taking bows for alowing us to make him $$. Vote out the incumbents.

  8. Justice Callout
    March 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    The Boulevard to nowhere leads Rex straight to the bank singing “Thanks for the votes, suckers”. Common let’s elect him again, just to see what he pulls next.

    March 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Got a survey from Rex asking is I agreed with one of the candidates calling the new downtown Blvd. “The Blvd. To Nowhere”. Have to say I agree. It goes no where, cost a lot of money and is failing. Im sure Rex and 4 crooks made money. Guess thats all that matters these days.

  10. Diane S.
    March 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Putting lip stick of Parris’ boulevard pig. I like that. I see him drinking at Bixs protected by deputies so no one beats him up while everybody else risks being victimized if they go there at night. My family stopped going there.

    • William
      March 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      I quit going to BeX after about 6 visits since it opened. The food was great at first but the service and design of the place (getting your own drinks, servers bringing your order 1 thing at a time, etc)was terrible.

      Then, the food kept getting a little less good over time and the service, so so. I couldn’t understand how the place could stay open when I was there at lunchtime or dinner time on a weeknight and only a couple of tables were occupied.

      How is the new wine place doing? I went there on a Tuesday and the person at the Mexican restaurant next door said they were only open Wed-Sun. What a dynamic, vibrant place the BLVD is? They HAVE to have a farmer’s market or a parade or a race to make it seem like it was worth it. On it’s own, it’s not that great.

  11. Justice Callout
    March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Let’s put some more lip stick on Rex Boulevard’s PIG. Maybe we can further enhance it by re-naming it the Champs de Elysee and pass another local law saying everybody who walks there must speak French.

    • William
      March 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Nah. Spanish is the language. Rex modeled it after the ‘ramblas’ in Barcelona or somewhere in Spain. I saw a photo of it on the ‘internets’ and it looked nothing like the BLVD. It was busy.

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