By Bryan Harrison - posted October 27, 2017
The newest Sunday morning tradition in Mountain House appears to be catching on. The Mountain House Certified Farmers’ Market, located every Sunday morning at the edge of Wicklund Park, along Legacy Dr. and around the corner at Historic, is going year ‘round.
Market Manager, Bill Harlow, with All Bay Farmers’ Market Association, made the announcement October 16, 2017.
“Great news! We’ve decided to extend the new farmers’ market here in Mountain House to go year ‘round,” he stated.
Launched originally just this past August, the initial plan was to run just through November 19th, anticipating a Winter break, with plans to start-up again in the Spring.
However, support has been consistent enough, Harlow said, that his organization, and the associated market vendors, are willing to keep things going.
“We really appreciate everyone’s support,” Bill said. “We are going to need it throughout the winter/lean times,” he added.
Additionally, the market hours are being changed to 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. from the previous 8am-noon.
“We set the hours earlier to start in consideration of the Summer heat,” Harlow said. We’ll go with these more traditional market hours through the Winter and likely go back to the earlier time slot next Spring/Summer.”
Farmers’ markets provide much more than just fruits and vegetables. A veritable store on the street corner is now available to the Mountain House community on a weekly basis.
“Come on out and get your fresh, in-season produce, artisan baked goods, hummus, fresh fish,” Bill encouraged. “For lunch you can pick up tamales, and pizza coming soon. We have Jolt Coffee in the mornings and fresh asian vegetables,” he added. “We also have American organic vegetables and, during winter, a full array of citrus: Oranges; mardarins; grapefruit; pomelos; and more. Of course, there’s also local honey and farm-fresh eggs.”