About Farmers Market Events
In October 2013 the Business Organization of Old Town started a year-round Saturday Morning Farmers Market located in the old DMV Parking lot (625 Pollasky Avenue@Bullard) from 8-11:30 AM. This small market has everything you need for your local, seasonal shopping: Smiling Oranges with fresh squeezed orange juice and oranges–they also carry Matthew’s Honey and Bee Pollen along with fresh eggs (both duck and chicken). Trevino Family Farms gets the vote for “best booth” and carries fresh eggs (duck, turkey and chicken) fresh vegetables, fruits, raisins and herbs–including homemade Lavender Salt and Luffas! G.T. Florists & Herbs have a large assortment of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers; Tasty Cow has grass fed beef (roasts, steaks, ground beef) and Ferrer Farms has seasonal, local grown fruits and veggies. Clovis Clipper Crab Company is a newer vendor with fresh caught lobster, crab and other seafood to order. While our growers grow organically for the most part, Farmer & the Dale is our Certified Organic grower with seasonal fruits, nuts, and fresh Pomengranate Juice!
The Old Town Clovis Friday Night Farmers Market opens for the season on the 2nd Saturday in May and continues through the end of September. The hours are 5:30 to 9:00 PM. The crowds are large and people line the streets waiting to hear, and dance to, live concerts, purchase the freshest produce and have tasty summer treats from snow cones to kettle corn. You can view the upcoming band to the right of this about box.
We have many Certified Producers such as Sumner-Peck, Shasky Farms, G.T. Florists & Herbs and Mao Farms to name a few, as well as Certified organic producers like Farmer & the Dale. Our Farmers Market also supports the NOSH Program – “To Provide, To Nourish, To Give”. This “eat one-give one” program helps provide nourishing fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need distributed through five Clovis pantries.
When you’re done with buying your fruits and vegetables for the week, head over to the food vendors and grab a bite to eat. Our food vendors include; Yosemite Concessions, Salsa’s Restaurant, Bobby Salazar’s, Bowlzeye, Lumpia Hut and Mattie’s Pizza. Returning specialties and gourmet folks Glacier Bay Shave Ice, Good Time Kettle Korn, Sanchez Corn, Scoops, Soups & More, Baba’s Foods, Raw Fresno and Smokehouse Wood Barbecue Sauce. We have added several new specialty vendors, i.e. Amber Avenue Coffee Roasters, Sweet Izzy’s, Butternut Bakery, Renegade Snacks and Aunt B’s Toffee and more!
Our information booth is located between 4th and 5th Streets on Pollasky Avenue and passersby can stop and buy our new Farmers Market t-shirts or ask a variety of questions to our staff who run the booth.
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Next Peach Party ~ July 17, 2015
All about the peach!
Free samples & Cooking demonstrations by the IOT culinary academy, Vendors will create peach dishes for the evening: Peach ice cream, peach salsa, peaches & creme pizza, peach tamales!
Next Pistachio Party ~ September 26, 2014
The last farmers market of the year! Come and enjoy an evening of everything pistachio!
Cooking demonstrations by chefs from the institute of technology culinary academy and free pistachio samples.
Sponsor This Event
Interested in sponsoring a night at the Farmers Market? Please call us at 559.298.5774.
Become a Vendor
Please print and return the appropriate Vendor application for the Farmers Market, which can be found below. Spacing is limited; we will contact you to let you know about availability upon receipt of your application.
- Certified Producer Application 2016
- Gourmet & Specialty Vendor Application 2016
- Non-Profit Vendor Application 2016
- For-Profit Vendor Application 2016
- Entree Vendor Application 2016
- Attractions Application 2016
- Old Town Farmers Market Rules and Regulations
- Community Event Food Vendor Application
- Community Event Food Vendor Requirements
All Vendors must pay a $150 Market Membership fee to save their space for the Season. Additionally, nightly fees are determined by what you are selling. Certified Growers pay a nightly fee of 10% of their sales, with a $40 minimum per booth space; Entrée vendors pay a nightly fee of $165, Specialty/Gourmet Vendors and other booths selling items pay 15% of their nightly gross sales with a $35 minimum, Informational Booths pay a flat fee of $35 per night. All booths are now required to pay an additional $2.00 per night which B.O.O.T. pays quaraterly to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
In addition, we host the Old Town Clovis ArtHop once a month during the Farmers Market – on the second Friday of every month. The flat fee is $25 per night, or four nights for $80 – no commission charged. Please fill out an application and we will confirm your space as soon as possible.
Farmers Market FAQ's
How do I sponsor an event? +
We are always looking for sponsors for our special events. Please contact our office at (559) 298-5774 for more information.
How can my band participate in Old Town Clovis events? +
Please send correspondence, including an .mp3 file or link to your web site, to email@example.com. We will be in contact with you by the end of April for Farmers Market band considerations. Please be advised that many of our popular bands have been coming for years so they get first priority.
If it’s too hot do you close the Farmers Market? +
No, our Friday Night Farmers Market is open every Friday regardless of the temperature! If it is too hot for you on Friday night, please take advantage of our Saturday Morning Farmers Market at the intersection of Bullard and Pollasky, year round.
How much does it cost to participate in the Farmers Market? +
All Vendors must pay a $150 Market Membership fee to save their space for the Season. Additionally, nightly fees are determined by what you are selling. Certified Growers pay a nightly fee of 10% of their sales, with a $40 minimum, Entrée vendors pay a nightly fee of $165, Specialty/Gourmet Vendors and other booths selling items pay 15% of their nightly sales with a $35 minimum, Informational Booths pay a flat fee of $35 per night.
What band is playing at the Farmers Market this week? +
The Friday Night Farmers Market has the hottest bands in the Central Valley! You can find a complete band listing here.
Can I bring my dog to the Farmers Market? +
No. The City of Clovis has a “No Pet” ordinance and pets are not allowed at any Old Town event.
Where is the Farmers Market located? +
The Friday Night Farmers Market is located on Pollasky Avenue between Third and Fifth Street. Occasionally we will extend the Market from Third Street to Bullard for special events within the Market, such as for ArtHops. The Saturday Morning Farmers Market is located in the Old DMV Parking lot across from Central Valley Community Bank, next to Fire Station #1 at the intersection of Pollasky and Bullard.
What are the hours of the Farmers Market? +
The Friday Night Farmers Market runs from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm, May through the end of September. The Saturday Morning Farmers Market runs from 8:30 am to 11 am year round.
How do I become a vendor for the Farmers Market? +
Please print and return the appropriate Vendor application for the Farmers Market, which can be found on our Farmers Market page under “Become a Vendor.” Spacing is limited; we will contact you to let you know about availability upon receipt of your application.
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