Colorful vending booths lined Vallejo’s Unity Plaza on the northwest corner of Santa Clara and Georgia streets Wednesday, while music and delicious aromas filled the air for the launch of downtown’s mid-week farmers market.
There was roasted corn and potatoes, baked goods, local artists and, just about everything from fruits to nuts to a wide range of farm-fresh veggies, available to buy.
One could pick up some fresh flowers on the way home from work, along with some Meyers BBQ and Kettle corn. The Empress Theatre also had a booth, passing out information about upcoming events at that Virginia Street venue.
The Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association also had an informational booth. The association’s officials decided that Vallejo’s ongoing Saturday Farmers Market has gained so much popularity in recent months that it made sense to try a mid-week market for those who can’t make it on Saturday.
But, this is a trial, and will only be brought back if association officials find it viable.
The artist Hub co-founder Sean Murdock said that as a longtime vendor, it’s all about revenue, and Wednesday’s kickoff event looked promising to him.
“Everyone I see has bags in their hands, so the vendors are making money and that’s a good sign,” he said.
Paula McConnell helped jump-start the event, which is a trial run each Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 24.