Local Farmers' Market in Murrieta, CA moves to Village Walk in Summer 2010

 

Local Farmers' Market in Murrieta, CA moves to Village Walk in Summer 2010

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Where: The Murrieta CA farmers' market has moved to parking lot in the Village Walk shopping center. 

 

When: Sundays, from 9 am to 1 pm.

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A Murrieta CA farmers' market earlier this year failed when located at the City's grass amphitheatre.  Reasons are a little unclear, with city officials a bit tight-lipped.  I heard from my neighbors in Murrieta that the City was putting too many strictures on the farmers, making it too hard to be worthwhile.  That's government in action, I suppose.

 

The new Farmers' Market at the Village Walk is being run by the people that run the big Saturday farmers' market in nearby Old Town Temecula.  That's private enterprise in action, applying a recipe of business success that already works in a certain population.  Hopefully, Murrieta's Farmers' Market will grow to the size of Temecula's: 40 vendors and about 5000 people per week.

 

Here is a list of items anticipated at the Murrieta CA Farmers' Market: cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, oranges, lemons, other citrus, avocados, fresh eggs, homemade sweets like honey peanut brittle, chiles, cucumbers and chilis, depending on the season.  When I was there a few weeks ago, I definitely noticed the kettle corn, a favorite of mine.  The fruit is typically picked the day before or the day of the Farmers Market in Murrieta, not trucked several days over hundreds of miles.

 

Directions: Off of the 15 freeway, go West on Kalmia, turn right on Village Walk Place and right at the first light at the top of the hill, into the Village Walk parking lot.

 

For more detail on the many attributes of Murrieta Farmers' Markets and farmers' markets in general, please read on in Bree's blog.  To search for homes in Murrieta, CA, with some great agents, check out www.SandToSeaProperties.com!

 

California Local Farmers Markets in Los AngelesLocal farmers' markets are found in abundance in California, especially here in Los Angeles. We are fortunate to have over 120 farmers' markets here in Los Angeles County, all stocked with fresh, organic, & natural foods & produce from hyper- local farmers. Most California & Los Angeles area Farmers' markets are certified and serve the community by providing fresh, affordable produce from local area farmers that sell directly to the public. Along with a rainbow of produce, you'll find fresh flowers, hand crafted goods, ready made foods, and lively entertainment at local farmers' markets.

It's almost impossible not to eventually trip over a Farmers' Market in Los Angeles since there are numerous fresh fare markets open daily throughout the city. In case you're thinking that a trip to Whole Foods might just be easier, think twice. Farmers' markets in Los Angeles do nothing but good by serving the:

Consumer

  • They provide direct contact and feedback between customers and producers, so you can be sure how your vegetables are grown and meat produced.
  • They help to improve diet and nutrition by providing access to fresh food.
  • They play an important role in educating the consumer as to the production and origin of their food.
  • They can be a source of information and inspiration on how to cook and prepare fresh ingredients.

Environment

  • They help reduce food miles, thus vehicle pollution, noise, and fossil fuel use.
  • They help to reduce packaging.
  • They encourage more environmental production practices, such as organic or pesticide free.
  • They encourage farm diversification and hence bio-diversity.

Community & Local Economy

  • They help bring life into towns and cities aiding regeneration.
  • They encourage social interaction particularly between rural and urban communities.
  • They stimulate local economic development by increasing employment, encouraging consumers to support local business, and thus keeping the money within the local community.
  • They attract business to retailers in the vicinity.

(Source: www.farmersmarkets.net)

If these aren't reasons enough to hit your neighborhood's local farmers' market, don't forget how much fun you risk having on your next visit! I recently wandered through the Santa Monica Farmers' market, bought a few peaches to eat, and  found a few sights and sounds to feed my soul. A perfect day at the Farmers' market...

 

 

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Comment balloon 1 commentLisa Delzompo 951-704-4559 • September 13 2010 12:01PM

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Hi Lisa,

Great update on Murrieta's new Farmers Market at the Village Walk. I hope that it is a huge success- farmer's markets are so vital to our communities, and in so many ways. thanks for the re-blog and thanks always for your great coverage of the Murrieta, CA area.

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