Community turns out to support Calexico’s Farmers Market

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Early Girl’s Karen Sanchez stands in her booth to present hemp products for sale to the public at Calexico’s Farmer Market held Saturday morning.

CALEXICO —  The city hosted yet another successful Farmer’s Market as crowds of Calexico’s residents showed up on a breezy Saturday morning to saunter through booths of fresh produce and hand-made crafts offered at the rapidly growing local market.

Among the stands of local produce were displays of kale, bell peppers, green peppers, and various other colorful, fresh items. According to attendees, the most popular items of the morning were the many varieties of fresh-picked peppers.

Apart from the produce stands, Imperial Valley resident Karen Sanchez also displayed her booth full of Early Girl products. Early Girl is a local business that specializes in the natural hemp products including homemade soaps.

“Here at Early Girl, we strive to give the consumer what they want by providing them with quality products,” said Sanchez. “We also come to these events every two weeks, and that is a great opportunity to meet new people, which is where my passion for this business came from.”

One of the other big attractions in this month’s Farmer’s Market were the activities held for the children. Catholic Charities sponsored three booths for families to receive healthy living information.

“Our goal here at Catholic Charities, along with the UC Davis extension, is to bring a healthy lifestyle to children, to get them to go outside and participate in activities,” said Maribel Puentes.

To prove their point, the group also constructed a fun obstacle course for children to run through and around, all while promoting a healthy lifestyle.