Facebook Farmers Market returns to Menlo Park with Earth Day kick off theme

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on April 30, 2016

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The Facebook Farmers Market opened its second season today with the kick off theme of Earth Day. The market will be held on Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm through December 3rd.

boy at strawberry stand_vert“Our first market of the season is focusing on earth and sustainability,” said Alex Alvarez Gahagan, Facebook Manager of Global Events, Amenities & Community Engagement, who was at the entrance handing out insulated Facebook shopping bags. “We’re planning on one theme every month, probably the last Saturday of the month.”

The Earth Day market featured both agricultural vendors selling flowers, meat and produce and non-agricultural vendors offering products such as bread, pastries, coffee, pasta, pies, smoked fish, jerky, wine and hand-crafted items. The San Mateo Master’s Gardener group was giving away free tomato plants.

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In addition, there were around 15 entities there for the Earth Day theme, including  city and country representatives and a variety of ecological-related organizations.

Bases on vendor availability, Alex said the market could eventually become a year-round endeavor.

Photos by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016

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