BRAWLEY — Temperatures and food heated up the Brawley Farmers Market on Saturday. The local restaurant Inferno made their food booth debut and provided guests with a spicy and equally organic option for lunch.
“Our restaurant is trying to get more involved in the local community,” explained Jonathan Soto, a chef at the booth, “so we’re going to be participating in Farmers Markets from now on. One of the differences with our restaurant is we use a lot of artisan and quality ingredients, so having produce in the Farmers Market goes hand in hand with what we’re doing at our restaurant. We’re providing good quality food with good quality products that are locally resourced.”
The booth provided select options from their full menu such as their locally-renowned BBQ meat with a side of baked beans. Inferno was just one of the many booths that filled South Plaza Park.
As always, fresh local produce was available to purchase from booths. Ranging from carrots to broccoli, there was enough options to satisfy any customers’ produce needs.
Live music performances from local musicians and a DJ kept toes tapping and heads nodding.
Apart from the fresh produce booths, one could find handcraft jewelry and hats for sale. Vendors decorated their booth with unique artifacts collected over the years drawing attention to their wares.
The Brawley Library used their shady lawn to showcase used and donated books for sale.
“Most of the books we have here are actually book donations,” said Frank Medina, the organizer of the book booth and library supervisors. “All the proceeds we make from our book sale, they are used for the children services such as snacks and crafts for the library. We’ve participated in the Farmers Market the past few years and during the Farmers Market season we try to organize about two or three sales.”
“Around this time of year, the weather is great. It brings the people out,” said Medina. “Today was great. It was booming, and we’re happy the city came out and bought books.”[envira-gallery id=”72349″]