IMPERIAL - In an effort to keep traditions going, the city of Imperial hosted its monthly Farmers Market Saturday, January 19, marking the third consecutive market day event of the new season.
As always, Imperial Avenue of downtown Imperial was filled with colorful lights and decor unique to each vendor's booth.
Victoria Alvarez hosted a booth full of hand-sewn clothing and other accessories. “Making clothing and other accessories has always been a passion of mine, and I am very grateful that I am able to share my creations with those who are interested,” said Alvarez.
Another main staple of the Farmers Market is the corn hole tournament hosted by Humble Farmer Brewing Company. One of the competitors in this year's tournament was John Goodspeed, who played with his partner Austin Dale.
“This is my second time I have played in this tournament, and it gets better each time with more teams signing up, and the growing level of difficulty that allows the competition to stay interesting," said Goodspeed.
Those who are interested in the tournament can sign up fo the next one on February 16 at the next Farmers Market.
“I have been coming to these Farmers Markets for years with my family, and it is always a fun social event to come to, because of all the shopping and lively music that plays from beginning to end,” said local resident Michael Sanchez.