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Serving the Fullerton Community Since 1922

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You don’t have to be a farmer to enjoy the farmer’s market

Fullerton Farmer’s Market is back at it again with farm-fresh produce, home-made jewelry, live entertainment and food vendors. This is an event that people of all ages can come and enjoy.

Hand-crafted tote bags. Photo credit: Rebeka Nop

It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon for a short walk from campus to the Fullerton Farmer’s Market. Upon arrival, the marketplace was already filled with people eating, drinking and laughing.

Photo credit: Julianna Rodriguez

There was a dining area gated off just for those who were old enough to partake in the beer and wine tasting.

One part of the Farmer’s Market was for vendors to sell their produce and their hand-crafted work. You can find things like strawberries, avocado, kale and much more.

Eli's Farm
Eli Hofshi from Eli’s Farm is proud to be part of the Fullerton Farmer’s Market. Photo credit: Rebeka Nop

Eli Hofshi is one of the many farmers who come to the Farmer’s Market to sell produce.

“I’ve been coming here for over 20 years. I like the big crowds, there’s lots of people and it gets busier as the season goes, especially after spring break,” Hofshi said. “I have a farm and a farm stand. People like ripe avocados, we specialize in that.”

Eli's Farms
Eli’s Farm specializes in avocado. Photo credit: Rebeka Nop

Ruben Lugo and Patricia Caldera, Fullerton residents, haven been attending the Farmer’s Market for two years. They enjoy the atmosphere and that it is dog friendly.

“There used to be guy (vendor) with dog treats but I don’t see him this year. We like to bring our dog every time we come,” Lugo said.

Patricia Caldera and Ruben Lugo with their Great Dane.

This event is also very child friendly. There is a playground right across from the Fullerton Museum. In the playground area, they have a bounce house, a carnival toss game and a train that makes it’s way around the tiny playground area.

Bounce house for children to entertain themselves at the Fullerton Farmer’s Market. Photo credit: Rebeka Nop

There is also a face painting and balloon animal booth where Gesika Douville is a worker.

“I’ve been doing this for three seasons. I do face painting and balloon art. The advertising and the kids are really run. I’ve seen some kids grow up from the past few seasons,” Douville said.

Gesika Douville painting 4-year-old Aubrey’s face. Photo credit: Rebeka Nop

The Fullerton Farmer’s Market is every Thursday from 4-8:30 p.m. until Oct. 30. It is located in the Downtown Plaza on Wilshire Ave. between Harbor Blvd. and Pomona Ave., adjacent to the Fullerton Museum.


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