Farmers Market opens this Saturday

Summer is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time for Farmers Market. According to Farmers Market manager Laura Medvin, the Farmers Market will begin on June 3 and will be open every Saturday until Oct. 7. Lassen Land and Trails Trust and the Historic Uptown Susanville Association sponsor the market.

In the past, the market has been held at Pancera Plaza on S. Gay Street; however, due to construction, the location has been changed. The market will now take place on N. Gay Street near Sierra Jewelry.

Medvin said the local Farmers Market is certified by the Agricultural Commissioners Office, meaning that produce purchased from the market is has been grown on a certified farm or ranch in Lassen County. All produce is bought directly from the farmers, meaning it’s fresh and hasn’t been stored or shipped. All farmers will have their certification on display at their booth. The market gives farmers the opportunity to sell their fresh products as well as educate the public about the importance of farm fresh produce. Medvin said the Farmers Market is always accepting vendors throughout the season. Those who are interested in selling produce must have a large enough volume to sell and get certified through the local Agriculture Commissioners Office.

Those who wish to sell eggs must register with the state of California. The local Agriculture Commissioners Office can assist with this. Anyone who wishes to sell homemade foods such as baked goods, jams or jellies must have a current Cottage Food Operator registration or permit from the Lassen County Environmental Health. Art and other handmade goods can also be sold at the market such as woodwork, glass, jewelry, paintings and more.

For more information about the vendors at the Farmers Market, visit lassenlandandtrailstrust.org or visit the Lassen Land and Trails Trust Facebook page. Those who have questions or are interested in being a vendor can call Medvin at 257-3252 or email market@lassenlandandtrails trust.org.