Downtown El Centro is set to stage its first two events since the start of its recent revitalization project — farmers' markets.
The farmers' markets will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24 in downtown El Centro.
The markets started in the late 1980s as a weekly event, said Olivia Ordona, community events coordinator at the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Bureau.
Olivia Waegner, a promotions committee member for the Downtown El Centro Association, said the markets initially were staged every Thursday for about two years, but it was decided to cut the markets to once a year because attendance started dipping.
The market had been held annually until last year when organizers decided to stage it twice a year, in January and in April.