Holtville’s November Farmers Market

(Holtville, CA) The City of Holtville will host the Farmers Market and Street Fair on Thursday November 21, 2013 from 4pm to 8pm 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.

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!

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.

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.

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. We are growing small business from the ground up. These monthly 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.

The County of Imperial Environmental Public Health Department recently reduced the permit fees for Temporary Food Facility Permits to allow food and produce vendors to secure a single day permit for ten dollars ($10). For more information please contact Carina at the Imperial County Public Health Department directly at 760-482-4448 or www.icphd.org.


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