The Pasadena Farmers’ Market is open Saturday mornings at Victory Park. With weather like this, it’s a great way to get fresh air and fresh food.
Strict COVID-19 protocols are still in place, but at least you can enjoy the fresh outdoor air, meet and greet friends in a socially distanced way, and choose from a wide selection of fresh market produce from the farmers who actually grow the food. The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The park is located in the 2900 block of North Sierra Madre Boulevard.
As a certified farmers’ market, Pasadena Farmers’ Market provides visitors with fresh, nutritious, locally grown fruits and vegetables that everyone will love.
“Our certified vendors only sell what they grow – or to say it another way, they won’t sell you anything that they did not grow,” a statement on the Pasadena Farmers’ Market website says. “You know where your food came from, and who grew it for you!”
In addition to Saturdays at Victory Park, the Pasadena Farmers’ Market is also open Tuesday mornings at Villa Parke at 363 E. Villa St.
The markets at Victory Park and Villa Parke are proud and active members of the California Federation of Certified Farmers’ Markets. They also have other vendors offering jams, jellies, meat and fish, although you may not find the usual craft vendors at the moment. They’re also not allowing musicians in the meantime but hope to allow them back once social distancing measures are lifted.
To enter Victory Park, take the San Gabriel off-ramp of 210 Freeway. At the end of the off-ramp, turn north on Sierra Madre Boulevard, towards the mountains, and proceed a half-mile to the market.
Villa Parke is at the intersection of North Garfield Avenue and East Villa Street, one block north of the 210 Freeway, about halfway between the Fair Oaks Avenue off-ramp and the Lake Avenue off-ramp. It’s only about five blocks from either ramp.
With health protocols still in force, the city of Pasadena urges people to continue following precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We also ask that you think about shopping for others that may be older, or not well, as to minimize their exposure to potential disease,” the Pasadena Farmers’ Market’s message said. “We hope you will make a plan for how you can care for a sick family member or friend without getting sick yourself. Eat healthy, fresh when possible, and thank you for continuing to support our Farmers and your direct food source.”
To know more about the offerings at Pasadena Farmers’ Market, visit www.pasadenafarmersmarket.org.