Residents gathered in Courthouse Park on Thursday for the opening evening of the annual Madera County Farmers Market.
Vendors sold fresh produce, crafts and foods while representatives of organizations passed out information and hosted free games for children. Live musicians played for the event.
“We expect another successful year. We are really excited about the blend of the nutrition component. We’re bringing additional fruits and vegetables to families as well as the community building component,” said Chinayera Black-Hardaman, executive director of First 5 Madera County.
First 5 and the Madera County Public Health Department have organized the farmers market in Madera every year since 2006. The aim is to increase the public’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables and offer health and nutrition education while local farmers and vendors sell their products to the community...