As promised, the second gathering for the Riverbank Farmers Market expanded upon what it accomplished in its first outing, the week before.
After an absence of about three years, the market is back, with new organizers and lots of new vendors, from food to beverages to clothing, crafts, decorating items, and of course, more farm fresh food than the week before.
Following the first edition on May 18, there was some concern that there were few actual farmers participating, but that could have been because it isn’t the height of harvest season here in the valley, yet.
And, with more vendors participating, comes a need for more space, week two on Tuesday, May 25 saw booths expand into the Plaza del Rio Park area. And that was very convenient, since it is immediately adjacent to the block long area set out by the city for the market, on Santa Fe Street from Third to Fourth streets.
The plaza/park area offers increased seating capabilities, for those weary shoppers needing a bit of a rest, or a place to put their purchases down while they munch on some of the goodies available.
The market is held on Tuesdays, from 5 p.m. to 8t p.m., and is organized by a number of downtown business owners, with plans of running each week into September.