College opens new farmers market

SAN MARCOS — Cal State San Marcos will host a farmers market every Wednesday beginning May 13 from 3 to 7 p.m. The market will feature locally grown vegetables.
The Cal State farmers market, sponsored by the Farm Bureau of San Diego County, will feature approximately 25 vendors every week. Visitors to the market will have the opportunity to select from a large variety of fresh, locally produced healthful produce including San Diego grown fruit, vegetables, eggs and honey. There will be demonstrations, music, breads and prepared foods, tastings and more. The market is certified by the state, ensuring that the produce is being sold by the grower, is grown in California, and meets all California quality standards.
“The farmers market is yet another way the university can reach out in service to the larger community,” said Dr. Jan Jackson, dean of extended learning and associate vice president for community engagement. “It provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to engage with members of the community while shopping for fresh produce, artisan foods, and unique arts and crafts in an open air atmosphere.”
The farmers market will held on campus in parking lot B at 333. S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos.
Vendors interested in participating can contact Market Manager Lorrie Scott at the Farm Bureau of San Diego County at (760) 751-4193.