HOLTVILLE – The City of Holtville will host the Farmers Market and Street Fair on Thursday November 21, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Holtville City Hall which is located in Holt Park.
These family friendly events are held on the third Thursday of every month in Holt Park. The events are free and open to the public, feature fresh produce and a wide variety of delicious, healthy and ready to eat food.
The Farmers Market also features live entertainment, classic cars, fresh produce, delicious ready to eat food, and unique hand created goods and fine art, as well as cooking demonstrations.
“Holtville’s Farmers Market and Street Fair enhances the outstanding quality of life enjoyed by their residents and visitors alike”, noted Mayor Mike Goodsell. “Come on down and join them for dinner. They promise that you and your family will enjoy a delicious meal. You will have a great time!”
“It not only gives their city the opportunity to show everyone the new additions, but gives the citizens time to get out and see friends and family.
An evening to visit and enjoy food, entertainment and good weather during our winter months,” noted Holtville City Council Member Ginger Ward.
Big Bad Wolf will play their unique brand of country and rock music, in the Holt Park Gazebo from 6pm to 8pm. arrive early to be sure that you get good seats. Holtville rocks!
“What I like about the Farmers Market most are the people. At every one of these events I have ran into friends that I have not seen in a long time.
Many of them visiting from out of town. Also, I like seeing all of the families spending time together,” noted Holtville City Council Member Richard Layton.
Classic car aficionados will really enjoy this event. The Holtville Car Club will have their amazing vehicles on display for the public to appreciate and enjoy. Special VIP Parking will be available for all attendees that arrive in classic cars.
“The Holtville Farmers Market is just another way to bring people to our city, giving them a chance to experience that Holtville charm.
I think that people like to come to Holtville, and by adding these kinds of events we give them another reason to come to Holtville and spend time here,” noted Holtville City Council Member James Predmore.
One of the objectives of these events is to provide a source of locally grown fresh produce. Sonia Smith will provide a culinary demonstration on healthy cooking with locally grown produce.
Sonia will demonstrate that eating healthy doesn’t have to cost more. Healthy samples of freshly cooked produce will be available at no charge.
There will also be a gardening demonstration. Vince Zazueta will talk about the proper soil mixture and demonstrate seed sowing for micro greens. Micro greens include kale, spinach, swiss chard, lettuce, bok choi, and arugula. Micro greens are nutritious and suitable for table top gardening. The demonstration is fee and will be open to the public. Mr. Zazueta manages the Sixth Street Garden and the El Centro Community Center Garden.
“One of the joys of living in Holtville is the Farmers Market and Street Fair. I love being able to buy homemade items, many from Holtville and the Imperial Valley. Depending on the season, you just might find your favorite vegetable too.
Please come and join them as a vendor or participant this fall for some great gifts as well,” said City Council Member David Bradshaw.
A wide range of fresh produce will be available. A number of farmers, including Bornt Family Farms, Sixth Street Cooling, Abatti Farms, Bolthouse Farms, Brock Farms, Highline Cooling, Sun Valley Farms, Vessey and Company and Grimway Farms will be donating produce to the Holtville High School Future Business Leader’s of America Club.
“We invite you to come to the Holtville Farmers Market and Street Fair to stock up on farm fresh produce, delicious foods and baked goods for your Thanksgiving dinner,” stated Farmers Market Coordinator and Holtville City Clerk Glyn Snyder, CMC.
“The Holtville Farmers Market and Street Fairs are a local economic development initiative. Holtville is growing business. These “Third Thursday” events are a great opportunity for small businesses to interact directly with the consumer.
We expect over 1,000 people to attend this event. There is even a role for charitable and community organizations. A number of churches and community groups that have participated in these events have found them to be an outstanding way to both raise awareness of and funds for their organizations,” noted Holtville City Manager Alex Meyerhoff.
Produce and Natural product vendors include Holtville High School’s Future Business Leader’s of America, Quihuis Fresh Produce, Seasonal Gourmet’s jams and jellies, Simple Blessings fresh cider and caramel apples, Marilyn’s Country Store pickled vegetables, jams and jellies, Kilah’s Dates, Marisol’s Floral Shop fresh cut flowers and plants, Sandy Loam Farms, and Tuttle Bee Company’s fresh locally grown honey.
Delicious Bites vendors will include United Methodist Church’s baked goods, First Assembly of God’s nachos, pepper bellies and popcorn, Cookies by Chris, Lovio’s Kettle Corn and Shaved Ice, Olguin’s Kitchen Fish Tacos, Vemma Nutrition & Energy Drinks, Wild West Kettle Corn, El Rey Del Taco, the Original’s Roasted Peanuts, Old Town Restaurant’s carne asada tacos and hotdogs, Calvary Chapel’s baked goods, Spear’s Shaved Ice, Lovely’s Luscious Cupcakes and Holtville Band Boosters fruit cocktails. Calexico High School Class of 82 and Angels Wings will be selling sodas, water and chips.
Art and Gift vendors have included Fun Foamis, Flea Market Chick, Desert Collectible’s, Sweet Honey Cosmetics, Fredrick’s Jewelry & Crafts, J & K Enterprises Children’s Toys, APG Kandle Shop & Boutique, Necklaces by Marissa, Mardalay Handbags and Accessories, I Heart Kids, Inspire Me, Face Painting by Kidz Party Pals, El Centro Sol De Oro Lion’s Club, Holtville Threads T shirts, Holtville Library, Dora’s Paintings, Patricia Zarate’s jewelry and roses, Jennifer Urbina’s blankets, Rosy’s Nursery and Tiffany Spinney’s handmade beanies and scarfs.