Facebook Farmers Market wraps up this year with a Halloween-themed celebration

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on October 29, 2016

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Skeletons and goblins reigned supreme today at the popular Farmers Market held at Facebook on Saturdays. The final market for the year had a Halloween theme — natch — and kids could select a free pumpkins as well as get their faces painted and grab a balloon twist.

hispanic-kids-in-mirror_d-1Scattered through out the market were various spooky posing places along with fun-house style mirrors that shrunk bodies. And some vendors were providing holiday themed good, like  Day of the Dead items (bottom photo).

Facebook Corporate Communications Manager Jamil Walker let us know that over the 25 weekly markets, there were 50,000 attendees, over 100 community organizations showcased, $45,000 raised for non-profits, and 37 farms supported.

The local non-profits receiving funds included, among others, EPA Made, Fit Kids, Job Train, Menlo Park 4-H, Menlo Spark, Menlo Park Wrestling, Peninsula Volunteers and the Riekes Center.

Look for the market to resume next Spring.

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Top photo by Linda Hubbard; right and bottom photos by Dennis Nugent

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