Farmers Market Returns to Old Town

Tuesday event on Grant Avenue starts its five-month run and has some new twists.

The Novato Farmers Market returns today for a five-month run, every Tuesday afternoon/evening along Grant Avenue in Old Town.

The market, under the direction of new manager Emmett Brady, will have a few new twists as well as some traditional favorites.

What's new?

  • Valley Ford Cheese Co. is selling artisanal aged cheeses from Sonoma County hamlet of Valley Ford
  • Golden Waffle, owned by Novato residents, is cooking up fresh Belgian waffles
  • A Piece of Cake & Confections of San Rafael is breaking into the farmers market business.
  • Tara Firma Farms is bringing in grass-fed, pasture-raised chicken, beef and pork.

Other Novato business owners that will be there include:

  • Flourchylde Bakery, selling a selection of its treats
  • Kettle Thai selling its made-to-order Thai food
  • Ultimate Souvlaki serving up fresh, organic Greek foods
  • Indian Valley College Organic Farm, doling out fresh produce

Visitors can expect to see booths set up for the UC Extension Marin Master Gardeners, the Novato Downtown Business Association, the City of Novato Parks & Recreation Dept., and the city's commemorative bricks that can be customized and placed on the steps of Novato City Hall.

The market runs from 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 25. Remember, parking can be tricky on these days. If you're willing to park a few blocks away and walk, this can be a low-stress, high-satisfaction outing!


Karen Pavone May 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
So exited for the start of another season at Novato Farmers' Market! I will be there to cover the best vendors for Novato Farm To Table.
Sarah May 01, 2012 at 06:09 PM
looking forward to seeing everyone out there tonight!
Ella May 02, 2012 at 03:55 AM
There appeared to be very sparse attendance at the Farmer's Market today. It's a shame that more people can't get out and support this wonderful event-- and our small businesses on Grant. As a community, we should be doing more to promote and sustain this market.
Worry May 02, 2012 at 04:00 AM
ella the first farmers market is always a slow starter. the organizers even called it a "soft opening" as far as merchants in attendance. it gets busier and busier as it rolls along. most businesses that were open, especially the restaurants, seemed to have very good traffic. it is amazing though how the farmers market brings the winds from the west.. its like clockwork!
Carole Bennett May 02, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Thank you, Novato, for supporting this friendly and family-oriented community event. I was happy to be attending on opening day! One vendor helper was new, and he made me laugh as he said, "Is it always this windy in Novato?" Ha! No, sometimes it is even more windy!


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