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For 36 years, the weekly Alhambra Certified Farmers Market has given local farmers and food producers an opportunity to offer the freshest produce directly to the public. Products include affordably priced fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, bread, and more. In addition, local food vendors offer up tasty treats of their own for added contentment while people browse and shop.
This long-running weekly operation is run by Alhambra’s Parks and Recreation Department. For the last 25 years, it has been managed and overseen by Harry Wong, who is there every Sunday to assure everything runs smoothly.
The farmers market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday, except Easter. It is always located on South Second Street between Commonwealth and Main Street, between Alhambra High School to the west and Alhambra’s civic buildings: the library, City Hall and Police Station, to the east. There is plenty of nearby parking available at all times. While shopping, be aware that EBT, Senior WIC, and Farmers Market WIC are accepted.
The Farmers Market always takes place outdoors, which has brought in increasing numbers of smart shoppers who want to avoid doing their grocery shopping indoors during the COVID threat. Mr. Wong says that as a result, more people than usual are taking advantage of this arrangement.
The covered booths that house the food sellers are now spaced 35 feet apart to prevent crowding. Signs remind of social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations are available in several locations along the street. Individual vendors may have restrictions on handling their produce, so ask before touching.
For general information about the Certified Farmers Market, call 626-570-5081, Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.