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Visitors Flock To Downtown For Season Opening Market
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Local business Jars of Delicious participated in the first edition of this year’s Downtown Market in Riverbank on Tuesday, May 3. The company produces jams and jellies locally while other vendors offered food and beverages, art, jewelry and clothing, as well as some fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Ric McGinnis/The News
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The first presentation of Riverbank's Downtown Market kicks off last Tuesday on Santa Fe Street. In the same area as last year's Farmers Market, the revised event will only be held weekly through the end of June. In addition to some local fruits and vegetables, vendors include food and beverage stands, a taco truck and gift, art, jewelry and clothing sellers. - photo by Ric MCGinnis - News Correspondent
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The Downtown Market kicked off on Tuesday, May 3, in Riverbank, with singer/guitarist Jamie Byous providing the entertainment for shoppers. More than just farmers, vendors include artists and other creators, along with food booths and a taco truck. - photo by Ric McGinnis
Cherries at Riverbank's Farmer's Market - photo by Ric McGinnis

A street fair-style market has returned to downtown Riverbank, with its attendant vendors, farm products and a variety of entertainment.

Renamed the Downtown Market, the event will be staged on Tuesday evenings for the next several weeks. Vendors are set up on Santa Fe Street, between Third and Fourth streets.

As in the past, fresh fruits and vegetables in season will be offered for sale by local farmers, but other food products will be sold, also. They include jams and jellies, locally produced olive oil and others. The fresh produce will change over the course of the market, with more items coming in to season during the weeks ahead.

In addition, art, gifts, clothing, jewelry and other items are offered for sale.

Also, as a regular presentation, music is provided to entertain shoppers strolling through the market area to visit the various vendor booths. Sometimes live, sometimes a DJ, the performer for the season’s first market on Tuesday, May 3 was singer/guitarist Jaimie Byous.

The Downtown Market is scheduled for every Tuesday in May and June, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Organizers are presenting live music, local food and hope to gather as many as 50 vendors to serve up a variety of fresh produce for market visitors.

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Several fruit stands participate in the opening day of Riverbank's Downtown Market on Tuesday, May 3. In addition to fruits and vegetables from local farmers, vendors include food and beverages, art, gifts, and jewelry. The weekly event will run through the end of June. - photo by Ric McGinnis
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A family took a cycling trip through the Farmer's Market in downtown Riverbank. - photo by Ric McGinnis