San Marcos Farmers’ Market Supports Local Farmers

By: Mallorie Sanders

The first San Marcos Farmers’ Market of the month kicked off Saturday when San Marcos residents came to support local farmers and artisans.

There were many vendors with various items, ranging from fresh vegetables to handmade jewelry. A total of 11 vendors participate in the market each week to display their locally grown food, homemade goods and handmade items.

The farmers’ market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown San Marcos at the Square. The market is run by the San Marcos Farmers’ Market Association, a non-profit organization which strives to engage the San Marcos community into supporting its local economy.

Photo by: Mallorie Sanders San Marcos residents are seen browsing at the San Marcos Farmers’ Market, stopping by to look at items from Bakes & Cakes by Rosie and Daniel’s Garden.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders Daniel’s Garden’s sign at the market displays to customers that he’s selling his farm fresh eggs and produce.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders Daniel’s Garden’s produce consists of homegrown vegetables and fruits, such as tomatoes, peppers, lemons and limes.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders Rosie Lombardo, the owner of Bakes & Cakes by Rosie, poses in front of her banner where her website and phone number is displayed.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders A few of homemade bakery items that Bakes & Cakes by Rosie has for sale are cookies, bread and Halloween-themed pastries. Some of the dishes are vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders Zach Hancock (left) and Falcon Beville (right) are the owners of Rise of the Phoenix, a company that sells herbal body care, infused vinegar and baked goods that are all vegan and gluten-free.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders Phoenix Cider, one of the items sold by Rise of the Phoenix, is an apple cider vinegar that is used to help boost the immune system along with other benefits.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders One vendor displays their homemade baked bread of all different flavors and sizes.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders Patrons can find succulents, herbs and cacti on sale by Susan Warren’s Kitchen Gardens at Saturday’s San Marcos Farmer’s Market.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders For those who are looking for a gift or even something for themselves can find turquoise necklaces at the tent by Crystal Nova Creations found at the San Marcos Farmers’ Market.
Photo by: Mallorie Sanders Daniel’s Garden also has fresh carrots, broccoli and lettuce on display for customers to purchase.

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