A farmers’ market opens in Temple City.
Written by BELLA CHU / Published March 25, 2011
After years of discussing whether to bring a farmers’ market to Temple City, the City has successfully launched one at City Hall.
The Farmers’ Market opened on Sunday, March 13, to Temple City residents, of which many were excited that they could buy organic food products in their own city.
According to Councilman Fernando Vizcarra, establishing a farmers market was a city council priority for 2011.
“We wanted to create an opportunity for residents and visitors to spend time in Temple City,” he said. “But more importantly, we knew a farmers market would bring the community together and with an opportunity to buy fresh and sustainable products.”
This spectacular event, called the Temple City Certified Farmers Market, will continue every Sunday from 8:30 AM- 12:30PM.
People interested in this farmers market were amazed by the variety of foods and products that they could buy at the Farmers Market.
From a wide selection of honey, bread, strawberries, oranges, herbs, tangerines, and flowers to an interesting collection of blood oranges, this sure was an interesting assortment of items.
All of the items sold were fresh and grown organically without any genetically-modified ingredients or organisms (GMOs).
“Temple City’s farmers market will only have certified vendors,” said Sterling. “This means they sell only what they grow. Among other products, the market will feature fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, eggs, specialty foods, bakery items and cut flowers”.
What was not surprising about the Farmers Market was that it was a great hit. Everything was sold old, if not close to sold out. Because of the freshness and quality of these products, customers are willing to pay the higher price for these organic products.
A customer who was fascinated by the Farmers Market, Senior Elaine Chan from Temple City High School says, “I bought the [honey] in the tube. It was really thick”. This thickness of honey shows just how fresh the honey is.
The groups selling produce at the farmer’s market return on a weekly basis. More stands will be put up at later dates as the market grows.
For more information on the City-sponsored Farmers’ Market, contact City Hall at 626-285-2171.