Brawley Farmer’s Market change of venue proves positive

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A booth showing guests various items for sale at the Brawley's Farmers Market on Saturday.
A booth showing guests various items for sale at the Brawley’s Farmers Market on Saturday.

BRAWLEY — If you’re a local in Brawley, then you know the beginning of the month is an eventful time. Along with the First Friday’s art walk, the “Second Saturday” Farmers’ Market is an entertaining event held for the public.

“It’s a good community event,” explained Marissa Villasenor, an organizer at the Sacred Heart School food booth, “It’s nice to see the public out supporting Brawley.”

The Farmers Market took place at a new location. Usually located on South Plaza Avenue, the organizers moved it to the northern side of the plaza. Vendors filled the street with tents and booths ready for guests to browse through crafts, jewelry and other wares.

As always, fresh produce and homemade goods were available for guests to purchase. Ready to eat food vendors offered funnel cakes, shaved ice, and kettle corn. Produce and goods were accompanied by music from a live DJ to enjoy while shopping.

A noticeable addition to Saturday’s market was the Sacred Heart School fresh produce booth. The booth consisted of fresh brussel sprouts, artichokes, corn, and cilantro along with other produce for sale.

“Sacred Heart School has been around for 102 years,” said Villasenor, “and we want to keep it going so part of our goal is publicity and recruitment. We want to get the word out there so that our school can continue. It’s been a fantastic event for us.”

“The next Farmers Market we’re going to raffling a Toyota Tundra. We’ll be selling raffle tickets and holding a drawing,” commented Kailyn Duffy, an assistant at the Sacred Heart booth.

The next Farmers Market will take place Saturday, April 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A vendor at the event making a sale to a customer.
A vendor at the event making a sale to a customer.
Guests browsing over items at one of the traditional booths at the event.
Guests browsing over items at one of the traditional booths at the event.