Villas Parkmerced are now a Saturday shopping destination. A new Parkmerced Farmer's
Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and entertainment
Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., through October.
"The Farmer's Market at Parkmerced was awesome," Parkmerced
resident Rebecca Klein said. "I felt like there was a real sense
of community and ownership among the residents, and the entertainment
for my kids was a nice touch."
The weekly, outdoor event boasts such organic produce as heirloom tomatoes,
peaches, nectarines and Asian pears in addition to flowers, fish, eggs
and fresh-baked bread from a variety of vendors. More than 20 growers
and producers are represented, all certified to meet the quality and distribution
standards of the California Farmers' Market Association.
The Parkmerced Farmer's Market is located at the corner of Serrano Drive
and Arballo Drive near the SF State campus. For more information, visit the
California Farmers' Markets Association Web site
or call 800/806-FARM.
-- Student Writer Lisa Rau with Ellen