Santa Cruz, CA – The Felton Farmers’ Market welcomes the solstice and the longest days of the year with SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMER TIME – a celebration of the seasonal bounty of summer. On Tuesday, June 26, during the standard market hours (2:30-6:30pm), the heart of Felton comes to life with this special event. Free and family friendly, a flurry of activities pop-up around the market as farmers and food artisans throw up their tents to sell the growing array of delicious edibles to grocery shoppers and diners alike. The California Kurobuta Bacon Bus will be offering tastings of their grass fed pork sausages while the market staff grills up stone fruit and summer squash for everyone to try. KERMIT the bicycle, book-mobile from the Santa Cruz Public Libraries offers a summer time scavenger hunt – learn foodie facts, talk to farmers and win a basket of berries. Mountain Feed and Farm Supply shows up with a DIY workshop (3:30-4:30pm) making fermented zucchini pickles. Visit the art table, get your face painted and listen to some live music.
With over 25 years under its belt, the Felton Farmers’ Market is a celebrated staple of the San Lorenzo Valley. As we get deeper into the season and the variety of fruits and vegetables expand with long days and warm weather, remember that the Market connects residents with regional growers from the mountain towns. In addition to the special festivities of SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMER TIME, week in and week out the Market delivers a robust selection of organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs and flowers. Joining the farmers are some of the best food artisans in our area. Make sure to visit the Penny Ice Creamery with small-batch ice cream, Roli Roti and their rotisserie chicken, the Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery and Santa Cruz Cider with small-batch booze to go and all the other offerings of the market – coffee, fresh breads, seafood, pastries and other ready-to-eat cuisine.