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Farmers Market Opens For New Season
Young Rylee Hawkins, 4, tries to catch the drips as she bites into a juicy piece of fruit, enjoying nature’s sweetness at Saturday morning’s first of the season Farmers Markets.
Escalon resident Jamie Peoples looks over the ‘Jars of Delicious’ offered at the Saturday morning Small Town Roots Farmers Market in Escalon, the jars of jams and jellies among the products offered.
Burch Bees brought some of their honey varieties to the Small Town Roots market, offered on McHenry Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Kicking off for the season, the second year of the Small Town Roots Famers Market saw a good crowd turn out at the market site, 2996 McHenry Ave., Escalon on June 1.

The market will run each Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, and brings together a variety of vendors, those with fresh fruits and vegetables, locally produced honey, freshly made pastries, jams and jellies, along with jewelry, artwork and more.

Among the vendors, Tiffany Early of the local Food Farmacy was on hand with muffins, coffees and fruit and said she plans on attending the market on a regular basis. Dawn Machado of Color Street was attending for the first time, offering her nail colors to display and sell.

“I like to meet new people and also see people that I know,” Machado said. “It’s a good way to be part of the community.”

The local Delfa’s Garden had their booth set up as well, with early season fruits and vegetables grown in the local area ripe for the picking.

Artwork from Paint Night events was displayed by Misty Thurman-Gookin, who is planning local paint parties at Food Farmacy, D’Boni’s Pizza and Lagorio’s. She also does private parties.

Organizers said they are hoping to add vendors each week and are looking forward to hosting the markets each Saturday.