Farmer’s market keeping it fresh

The Carlsbad Farmer’s Market is located on State and Roosevelt St. They are on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and offer several diverse stands of local food vendors.

It’s 2:58 pm, they’re almost ready, adding their finishing touches and creating a unique flair to catch peoples’ eyes. It’s time for the weekly farmer’s market, which cleanses the community with its wide selection of entertainment and food.

Every Wednesday, from 3 pm to 6 pm, farmers, gardeners and sellers gather to create the beloved State Street Farmer’s Market. It consists of over 50 vendors who sell organic produce, meats, handmade crafts and desserts. The market relocated in May, and its new location lies between State Street and 2930 Roosevelt Street; nearby other stores, it is convenient for shoppers to browse both the street and market. The variety of produce attracts both locals as well as new customers.

“I love coming down here every Wednesday,” consumer Nancy Smith  said. “My favorite stand is the vegetarian one because of all the fresh and nutritious foods they have. I recommend that people come down because it is truly worth it.”

Farmers, crafters and sellers are always excited to see new faces to sell their merchandise to. They also enjoy working under the sun with locals and out-of-town visitors.

“Being a farmer, I see a lot of people come and go,” farmer Abel Fernandez said. “Everyone is very kind. I’m not from Carlsbad, and yet, it feels very homey here at the Farmer’s Market; the nice climate is a nice addition. This Farmer’s Market is such a peaceful place to work at with all the friendly people.”

Compared to the old parking lot behind the Chase bank, the new location has earned the Farmer’s Market a better reputation; it also benefits nearby businesses with more advertisement. In addition, the hours allow the after-work crowd to enjoy the market and possibly grab a bite to eat.

“I have been coming here and setting up since May, when they first moved to State Street,” pastry chef Christiane Stephano said. “And ever since, I have enjoyed setting up, and its new location is very nice, being closer to the beach and other stores.”

Fresh air, nice weather and outgoing people would make anyone appreciate the market’s atmosphere–not to mention, bring in a substantial profit.

“This is my first time being at the Farmer’s Market, and I can say that I really like it here. I will certainly come and set up here again, ” wood carver Diane Carter said. “I have never met such kind, friendly people before, and this new location is a very nice place for people to come and enjoy themselves.”