Showing posts with label farmers market. Show all posts
Showing posts with label farmers market. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The 2016 Downtown Hollister Farmers' Market

Hollister has its own certified farmers' market. Yes, indeed. The 2016 season opened last Wednesday. Did you make it?

Every Wednesday, until September 28, 2016, the Downtown Hollister Farmers' Market will be from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. on San Benito Street. The main street will be closed between Fourth and Seventh Streets from noon to 8:30 p.m.

The market's layout is different this year.  You'll find the produce booths in the middle part of the market. The food booths are on the south end, near the Veterans Memorial Building. There are tables at both the south and north end of the market for you to sit and eat, rest, and/or people watch.

I saw a variety of new food vendors last Wednesday, selling such items as Puerto Rican sandwiches, Hawaiian shaved ice,  artisan tamales, hot dogs, and fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Yummmm.  To see photos of some of the food booths, check out the "Food Court at the Hollister Farmers' Market" album at Facebook. You don't need to register or sign in at the site to view it.

See you at the farmers' market!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

See You Next Year!

Last Wednesday was the last day of the Downtown Hollister Farmers Market. Until next year, at least two places to find local, fresh fruits and vegetables are Bertuccio's–The Farm at the corner of Highway 25 and Union Road and the Pinnacles Farmstand in San Juan Valley on Saturday mornings.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 Hollister Certified Farmers' Market

The farmers' market in Downtown Hollister is open every Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. until September 30. Whooo-hooo! 

The market is on San Benito Street, between Fourth and Seventh Streets. So, from around noon to 8 p.m or so, you'll need to find another way through Downtown Hollister. Truly no big deal for fresh vegetables, fruit, and meats; or for baked goods, prepared food, prepackaged foods, and food cooked on the spot; or for such other items as fresh flowers, plants, clothing, jewelry, and crafts. There are also information booths for products, businesses, and nonprofit groups.

The farmers market again features live music from local talents as well as culinary demonstrations. New this year is the First Wednesday Art Nights, hosted by the San Benito County Arts Council. In the works is wine tasting, also on the first Wednesday of the month. 

For more information about the Hollister Certified Farmers' Market, check out its webpage at the Downtown Hollister Association or the market's Facebook page.

Today is Our World Tuesday, and that's where I'm linking up. Click here to visit other participants from around the world. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Cute, Big Honey Bee

The San Benito Gold Honey Bee was holding court at last week's Downtown Hollister Certified Farmers Market.

I'm hooking up with Monday Mellow Yellows today. Check out other participants by clicking here.

Monday, March 9, 2015

March – May 2015 Annual Events in San Benito County

Who else wants to know when the annual events are happening in Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, and other places in San Benito County? Yup, me, too. Over the next few days, I'll post dates for upcoming events in 2015.  Today, check out what will be up in March, April and May. Click the following links to find out about events in other months:
•  June - July 2015
•  August - October 2015
•  November - December 2015

MARCH 2015

March 20: Champagne Tea and Treasure Fundraiser for the Women's Club and Friends of the Library 

APRIL 2015

April 3 - 5: 25th Annual Arts, Crafts and Music Festival at Casa de Fruta

April 11: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

April 18: Hollister Downtown Association Plant Sale and Garden Expo 

April 18 - 19: Annual Cactus and Succulent Spring Show and Sale in San Juan Bautista, sponsored by the Monterey Bay Cactus & Succulent Society of America

April 25 - 26: Open Studios Art Tour throughout San Benito County

MAY 2015

May 2: Downtown Wine and Beer Stroll 

May 2 - 3: 31st Annual California Indian Market & Peace Pow Wow

May 6 - September 30: Certified Farmers' Market — every Wednesday, from 3 to 7:30 p.m., in Downtown Hollister

May 16 - 17:  Annual San Juan Bautista Rib Cook-Off

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Flashbacks

Yesterday afternoon at the Hollister Downtown Farmers Market, The Flashbacks, a doo wop group got the crowd smiling, clapping, tapping their feet, and swaying to their groove. You can hear them yourselves at the San Benito County Fair on Saturday, October 4, and at the San Benito Olive Festival on Saturday, October 11. Both events will be at Bolado Park.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Los Niños Bailando en El Calle

Yesterday afternoon, this group of young dancers performed baile folklorico at the Downtown Hollister Farmers Market.  It was certainly fun and enjoyable to watch the children dancing in the street (los niños bailando en el calle).

Baile folkorico is a type of Latin American dance that integrates ballet dance techniques with regional folk culture.  Here's the Wikipedia link that explains baile folklorico better. Sorry I missed the name of the local dance troupe.

Today is Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. I invite you to come along with me and visit other bloggers who have posted stories and photos around the letter N.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Farmers' Market Flowers

I always love the display of bright colors in the flower vendor booths at farmers' markets. How about you?

The Downtown Hollister Farmers' Market is every Wednesday, from 3 to 7:30 PM, until September 24, 2014. It's located on San Benito Street, between Fourth and Seventh Streets. I like how the city closes the main street for the market.  For more info, check out the market's webpage or Facebook page.

Today, Take 25 to Hollister is hooking up at Monday Mellow Yellows.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Soul Sweets

Paress Randolph, of Soul Sweets, at the Gilroy Farmers Market

I first learned about Soul Sweets at last year's San Benito Olive Festival when I followed the delightful baking aroma of something mighty delicious to its booth. I didn't get a chance to eat one of their berry cobblers, but the Husband did and he still ooohs when he talks about it. I'll finally get the opportunity now that Soul Sweets will be at the Hollister Farmers Market, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23.

Soul Sweets is based in Morgan Hill. Check out this article about Dawn and Anthony Randolph, the owners, in the Morgan Hill Times. Besides the Hollister Farmers Market, you can find their baked goods at the Gilroy and Morgan Hills Farmers Markets. To learn more about Soul Sweets, head over to their website at, or their Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cooking Demos at the Farmers Market

This year, the Hollister Farmers Market has added cooking demonstrations, which are given across from the Veterans Memorial Building. Every week is a different theme. So far, local farmers and agricultural organizations have presented ways to prepare artichokes, mushrooms, cherries, stone fruits, corn, and Blenheim apricots. Yum!

The demonstrations are given at 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM every Wednesday during the Farmers Market, which runs from 3 to 7:30 PM. For more info about the Farmers Market, visit this page at the Hollister Downtown Association website.



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