Healdsburg hosts farmers markets on Tuesday, Saturday
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Healdsburg Certified Farmers market will be hosting two weekly events this year, on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
The Tuesday market will open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 29-Aug. 28, in the central Healdsburg Plaza. The Saturday market runs from 8:30-a.m.- 8:30 a.m.-noon, May 5 to Nov. 24, in the West Plaza Parking Lot, at the corner of North and Vine streets, one block west of the plaza.
One of California’s original 22 farmers markets, the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market opened in July 1978, at a time when the village and surrounding area were strictly agricultural. Back then, the market was a major weekly event that the whole town attended, either as a producer or a consumer, and almost everyone who sold at the market farmed or produced their goods within miles of it.
Today Healdsburg is a thriving little city, but its surroundings are still primarily agricultural. The market, now a nonprofit owned and run by the farmers themselves, is as much a cherished part of the community as it was when it began. It overflows with produce, almost all grown in the immediate area, and many of the other food and craft products are also produced locally.