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Holtville kicks off first Farmers Market and Street Fair

March 22, 2013|By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer

HOLTVILLE — Having enjoyed a great deal on a fresh batch of strawberries, Holtville resident Jody Jordan was all smiles as she walked Holtville’s first Farmers Market and Street Fair here Thursday afternoon.

“I love it and I’m really glad they’re doing this,” Jordan said during the event. “It gets people outside of their houses and gets the community together.”

Like Jordan, community members came out by the dozens to support their local farmers and vendors during the first Farmers Market and Street Fair.

“It promotes a healthy way of eating and it’s a social event,” co-organizer Elizabeth Enriquez-Phillips said. “It’s all good for the community.”

Created in a group effort by Enriquez-Phillips, City Clerk Glyn Snyder and Neighborhood House, the market and fair showcased about 32 booths selling and handing out a variety of items including fresh produce, baked goods and handcrafts.

Also having had fun during the event was lifelong Holtville resident Isabel Jessee, who was looking forward to future markets.

“It’s really wonderful,” Jessee said. “The turnout has been really good and I’m hoping they can continue this every month.”

According to organizers, the Farmers Market and Street Fair will soon become a monthly event in Holtville, taking place on the third Thursday of each month.

For more information of future events contact Snyder at 760-356-4170.

Staff Writer Celeste Alvarez can be reached at 760-337-3442 or at calvarez@ivpressonline.com



Farmers Market:

32 Total booths

9 vendors selling natural produce

8 selling beverages and food

9 selling handcrafts

6 booths providing services and community information

7 local farmers who donated

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