Friday Nights at the Farmers Market – Band Line Up & More!

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As we transition to a new web design we realize that some parts of our web site are less than “user friendly”! We want to provide you with the easiest access to information about Old Town that we can, from shopping information to the Band Line Up for our Friday Night Farmers Markets!

You can access the band line up directly by clicking here!

Coming up in July you can expect exciting things at the Friday Night Market!

July 4th – Market is Closed for the 4th – have a safe holiday!

July 11th – KSEE Concert – Shotgun Mary

July 18th – The Peach Party!

July 25th – The National Pole Vault Championships!

August brings more great music, including Beatleville on August 15th!  Check back soon for the rest of our concert schedule, or call the B.O.O.T. Office at (559) 298-5774 for more information.

Old Town Clovis Farmers Market Rocks!!

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Friday nights in Old Town Clovis just got a lot more fun!  Starting the second week in May, the Farmers Market is back in town!

Every Friday night through September 26th we will fill Old Town with the freshest of produce, the yummiest of treats and the most tantalizing of dining spots anywhere in the Central Valley!  Not to mention the amazing music that is right out on the street every Friday night! We have a fantastic lineup this year, including Morgan Canyon Band, Marie Wilson, Shotgun Harry, Beatleville and the Geoff Thurman Band!  There will surely be something for everyone.

We’ve added some wonderful new vendors this year, including RawFresno, Smokehouse Woods BBQ Sauce and Amber Avenue Coffee Roasters. You’ll see Naomi from RawFresno talking up the benefits of raw eating in her red cowgirl hat every Friday!  Country Baby Diaper Service has also been out in the Kids Zone but will be moved to the area on Pollasky Avenue between Third and Fourth Street so they get better exposure.  They provide a wonderful service to parents of babies, with a cooled diaper changing station and breastfeeding / baby feeding area! They also sell cloth diapers and other items for babies, toddlers and parents!

This is our 25th year of Farmers Markets in Old Town Clovis!  Stop by the Information Booth within the next few weeks to get one of our limited edition tshirts!

25 Years of Farmers Markets in Old Town

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Can you believe it? 25 years ago a group of forward thinking individuals here in Old Town put together a Farmers Market, something small that grew into the wonderful Market we have today! Going strong with 30 Farmers, hand made crafts, delicious things to eat, entertainment to dance to and fun for the kids!

May 9th marks the beginning of our Season – a much anticipated date for locals and Old Town merchants. We will start the Season with a KSEE Concert – 51 Aces, a Central California Rock Band. There are many returning vendors – your favorites including Paloutzian Farms, Shasky Farms, Sumner Peck and Benzler Farms. Local restaurants, Corner Cafe, Salsas and Bobby Salazars will be serving their delicious fare out on Fourth Street also. There is always a wide variety of fresh produce, honey, eggs, juice, cheese and milk! This year we have IKT Beef returning, and RawFresno providing “raw”, organic, gluten free items for the first time this Season!

Our Kids Zone will be filled with fun for the little ones! The Ponies will be back again this year, along with the bounce house and slide, Wow Balls and glitter tattoos! Sweeties Cotton Candy will be serving the sweetest treats in town for little one and big ones to get sticky with! Moms and Dads will be happy to find Country Baby Diaper Service in the Kids Zone with changing stations, and a cool, quiet area for breastfeeding mommas – as well as their cloth diapers for sale.

It is going to be an amazing year for the Farmers Market and we hope that you will help us celebrate our 25th anniversary by supporting the hard work of the farmers and other vendors who have loyally been serving Old Town Clovis for so many years.

Year-Round Farmers Market Saturday Mornings Winter Hours 8 – 11:30 AM

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In case you haven’t heard, there is a new Farmers Market in the OTC!  Held Saturday mornings at the Old DMV Parking Lot at Pollasky & Bullard.  This Market is predominately certified growers and designed to make it easy for everyone to get fresh fruits and vegetables year-round.  This is the only Farmers Market in Clovis during the off season.

The Friday night Old Town Clovis Farmers Market will start up on May 9th through the end of September.  You can follow both Markets on our Facebook Page/Old Town Clovis Farmers Market.  We’re also on Twitter and Instagram!

Farmers Market Starts Up on May 9th

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It’s almost here! The Old Town Clovis Farmers Market is gearing up for another great year! Music, food, specialties and our wonderful growers will be back starting May 9th.   We have a great season planned with a return of our favorite Farmers Market happenings:

  •  KSEE/24 Concert Series 2nd Friday of the Month opening the Season on May 9th!
  • July 19 – The Peach Party!
  • July 26 – North American Pole Vault!
  • August 15 – The Fig Party!
  • September 27 – The Pistachio Party!

Check back often for the Band line-up and other special Farmers Market news!  Follow us on Facebook/OldTownClovisFarmersMarket.

Interested in sponsoring a night at the Farmers Market?  Please call us at 559.298.5774.

2014 Seasonal Farmers Market Applications Available

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Our Friday Night Farmers Market starts up again on May 9th, 2014 – and already we have had many inquiries for applications. Judging from the past participants, and newly interested vendors, we are going to have an amazing year!

With over 30 returning Farmers, there is little space for new Certified Growers. We will be taking applications though, looking for unique additions to the Market. The same goes for our Entree and Specialty Foods area. We are pretty full and have so many great restaurants here in Old Town already that there is very limited availability. It is our goal to have a wide variety of products available to our customers at the Market, so we are always looking for something unique!

Applications for the 2014 Friday Night Farmers Market are available here:

For-Profit Application
Non-Profit Application
Certified Producer Application
Specialty/Gourmet Application
Entree/Food Vendor Application
Attraction Application

Returning vendors have already been mailed or emailed their applications already. New vendors can return the APPLICATION (no other documents are required until approval) to the B.O.O.T. office at: PO Box 1548, Clovis, CA 93613. If you have any questions please call the office at (559) 298-5774.

Year Round Farmers Market on Valley PBS

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Rigoberto Moran of Valley PBS visited our Year Round Farmers Market last weekend, talking with our farmers and customers. We were thrilled to see the final result! Our little farmers market is growing every week and it seems like our customers are as happy with it as we are.

If you haven’t been out to the Year Round Farmers Market you can find it every Saturday from 7 to 11am at the Old DMV Parking lot near the intersection of Bullard and Pollasky. We have nine farmers there so far, with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, dried nuts and fruits, honey, soap, orange juice, herbs, flowers, eggs and sheep cheese! We are hoping to add a few more vendors, including avocados.

You can see the video by going to the Valley PBS web site. Let us know what you think!

Year-Round Farmers Market

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Many of you have requested that Old Town Clovis host a year-round Farmers Market and your requests have been heard! Starting this Saturday, October 26, 2013, Old Town will be hosting a Year-Round Farmers Market from 7 am to 11 am in the Old DMV Parking Lot at Bullard and Pollasky Ave.

The Year-Round Farmers Market will differ slightly from Old Town’s Seasonal (May through September) Farmers Market. The Seasonal Market is known for its high energy, social atmosphere – it is THE place to be on a Friday night. The Year- Round Farmers Market is an early morning stopping point, bringing the people of Clovis fresh, local and seasonal produce in a quick and easy fashion.

The Year-Round Market will feature certified growers only. We have handpicked some of the best growers in the Central Valley to be a part of this market. We will be starting small, with about ten growers. However, we will have room to grow in the Old DMV Parking Lot if necessary. Tom Shasky of Shasky Farms has agreed to step in and manage the year-round market for B.O.O.T. and we know he will do a great job!

For more information about this event feel free to call the B.O.O.T. office at (559) 298-5774.

Pistachio Party at the Farmers Market

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The last Friday Farmers Market will be September 27th and the scene for the 3rd Annual Pistachio Party! Always a great night so Save the Date! More information will be put on our Facebook page about the event as we get closer to the date.

First Annual Fig Party and Chef Competition

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It was the first annual Fig Party and a big success! Thank you to the California Fig Advisory Board who put the event together. They worked with the chefs at the Institute of Technology, who provided fig salsa and fig bars for sampling. Chef Jim Pacini and Chef Christian Romeo performed cooking demonstrations using figs to the delight of the crowd.

Another feature of the evening was the “showdown” chef contest between Dustin Stewart of Dusty Buns and Chris Shackleford of Trelio! Mike Scott, who is retired from CBS/47, emceed the contest and Liz Gonzales of KMPH, Peter Ficklin Wines and Hillori Hansen, Whole Foods chef, were the judges. The food looked fantastic! Dustin won the contest, although the judges said it was close! Chris Shackleford competed again at the Fig Throw Down at the Vineyard Farmers Market a week later and came in 2nd in the People’s Choice award, after The Painted Table. Talk about stiff competition!

There was a great crowd at the first Fig Party and plans are underway for the 2nd Annual Fig Party in 2014!