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    Your Farmers’ Market, Your Community

    Season Opening with Donna Sachet and Castro Merchants Association leaders Dan Bergerac and Richard Magary

    By Debra Morris–

    The Castro Farmers’ Market is closed for the season, but another convenient farmers’ market remains open year-round. Visit the Divisadero Farmers’ Market on Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm year-round at Grove and Divisadero Streets, for all kinds of tasty holiday essentials.

    Your local farmers’ market is a great place to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list, from gourmet cooks, to gardeners, to overworked moms. Find all of your gift and holiday party ingredients at the booths of your local farmers’ market for a real taste of the season.

    The market purveyors bring a variety of fresh nuts, sweet local honey, meats, ready-made meals to go and so much more. The market also has fresh cut flowers and handmade soaps to select from. You can also find items from different producers and create your own individual gift basket suited to your recipient.

    But we couldn’t bring you all of the wonderful products at the Castro Farmers’ Market and other markets operated by PCFMA without our partners, the customer participation, or the local community. We would like to thank the Castro District, the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro (MUMC), and all of the local businesses and customers who support the market throughout the season. And thanks to this newspaper, the San Francisco Bay Times, for their continued participation!

    Neighbors came out to meet vendors and view their offerings at booths on Noe Street every Wednesday during the season.

    The local community is a very important part of the farmers’ market and we would not be a success without it. This market, in particular, engenders the all-important feeling of community involvement and community pride. You are supporting local small family farms, local artisans, beekeepers, flower nurseries, bakers, hot food purveyors and more when you shop your local farmers’ market.

    We will continue to make the Castro Farmers’ Market a community event for all those who work, live or visit the Upper Market and Castro neighborhoods. We thank everyone for supporting the Castro Farmers’ Market this year and will continue to make the Castro Farmers’ Market the place to be on a Wednesday evening!

    Enjoy the season with only the best produce and other products grown and produced by your local farmers and producers. Happy Holidays from all of us at Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association!

    Debra Morris is a spokesperson for the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA). Check out the PCFMA website for recipes, information about farmers’ markets throughout the region and for much more: