Farmers market returns to Ski Run Boulevard June 3
A farmers market that doesn’t stop at fresh produce is set for a seventh year on Ski Run Boulevard.
The Ski Run Farmer’s Market returns June 3 and runs from 3-8 p.m. every Friday in June, July and August. Around 30 booths are part of the market each week. Regional farmers, activities for kids and local artists are all part of the event.
“When I talk to people I describe our market as a party market,” co-organizer Mollie Mason said Friday.
“We have local live music, local vendors and a few new farmers this year.”
Face painting, hula hoops and a bouncy house are among the activities for children.
“I think it’s going to be a blast,” Mason said.
A beer garden from Blue Angel Café is also set for a return this year. The space offers a relaxed spot for adults to unwind with activities for kids nearby, said Jeff Cowen, co-owner of the restaurant.
“Having special events like the market on Ski Run is really important to us,” Cowen said. “It’s such a great event.”
There are spots for local musicians to play at the market throughout the summer, Mason said. Anyone interested should contact the market via its Facebook page or website at http://www.skirunfarmersmarket.com.
In addition to the entertainment available for kids and adults, three more farms may also attend the market this year. The events draw several farms from the west slope of the Sierra Nevada.
“We have a lot of interest right now,” Mason said.
Fresh produce and a fun energy are part of what the farmer’s market brings to Ski Run each summer, said Teresa Bertrand, owner of Ski Run’s BioSpirit Day Spa.
“Oh, I’m so excited,” Bertrand said. “We love it for the neighborhood. We love it for the whole community.”