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Weekly Market Winding Way Through Summer
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Farmers Insurance agents Salvador Mena and Liz Martinez had a little fun trying to guess the number of jelly beans in the jar, part of a contest they offered at the Saturday morning Farmers Market in Escalon.

The Saturday morning Farmers Market – Small Town Roots – in Escalon continues to bring a variety of vendors to the site at 2996 McHenry Avenue.

Along with the fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, there are also specialty bakery items, handcrafted goods, nuts, coffee, artwork and more.

Organizers reported a good turnout for a special event on July 20, with a ‘kids day’ celebrated with some games and activities for youngsters, hosted by PMZ Realty, while the July 27 event saw some cooking demonstrations by Lorina Cajias of Lorina’s Edible Garden utilizing some freshly grown local produce, local olive oil, cheeses and herbs.

The Thirsty Bear proprietors, Richard and Nilah Hazard out of Lodi, had their chainsaw wood carvings and artwork on display and also bring roasted coffees with dark, medium, light and half-caff varieties available. Also settling in for the morning was Breanna Davis, opening up The Refuel Center food truck, with acai bowls, smoothies and other refreshing items. Salvador Mena of Modesto and Liz Martinez of Turlock had a Farmers Insurance booth there, offering information and a jelly bean guessing game for attendees.

The market runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and more vendors are always being sought.

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The husband-wife team of Richard and Nilah Hazard, both veterans, bring their Thirsty Bear booth to the Farmers Market, with freshly roasted coffee (beans and ground), their chainsaw carved creations, artwork and more.