Apr 24, 2015
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The Richmond Main St. Farmers’ Market will return on May 6, providing a boost for local farmers during the drought, the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association announced Friday.

The farmers’ market at Nevin Plaza between 13th Street and Nevin Avenue opens Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 18.

“The California farmers who participate in the farmers’ market every week are selling fresh fruits and vegetables that they grow themselves,” said Allen Moy, PCFMA’s executive director, in a statement. “With the added pressures of the ongoing drought, these farmers are counting on the support of the Richmond residents to help sustain their farms.”

The Richmond Main St. Farmers Market, which is sponsored by the Richmond Main Street Initiative, also offers residents a convenient place to fetch fresh local vegetables, fruits and other foods like chicken wings and baked goods.

Earlier this month, PCFMA announced it will benefit from a $3.7 million federal grant that will offer low-income community members free produce on top of what they purchased. More on that program here.

For more information on the Richmond Main St. Farmers’ Market, or to find another farmers’ market in your area, call (800) 949-FARM or visit www.pcfma.org.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.