It was announced this week that the Brentwood Farmers Market, which opened on Saturdays in March, was extended for an additional month and will be running through December 19, 2020.
Located in downtown Brentwood, the farmers market is operated by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, a non-profit that operates multiple farmers markets throughout the Bay Area. It provides a place to shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables along with other goodies such as honey, eggs or artisan cheese.
The farmers market was originally supposed to run through November 21st, however, with COVID-19, its been one of the bright spots in driving traffic to the downtown area and businesses.
Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor stated the farmers market is a nice outlet for people to get out and get fresh produce during COVID while allowing the community to interact with one another. It also has been helping local businesses downtown.
“Anything that is viable for Brentwood and the downtown association is a good thing. The farmers market has continued to be successful in driving people downtown for fresh produce and has not declined throughout the summer,” stated Taylor. “I am pleased the city and the farmers market have agreed to extend it through December.”
Vice Mayor Joel Bryant was thrilled upon hearing the news.
“I am very excited to hear the news of the Brentwood Farmers Market being extended through December 19,” stated Bryant. “It is a great thing for our families and community. I would eventually like this year round in Brentwood.”
The Brentwood Farmers Market runs Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at First St & Oak St in Brentwood.