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El Dorado County Farm Trails Ends Wednesday Farmers’ Market For-The-Season

Mike Owen,

(PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA) Oct 27, 2022 — El Dorado County Farm Trails, a non-profit community-based organization focused on sustainable agriculture in El Dorado County, announced the closing of its Placerville Wednesday Farmer’s Market season on Wednesday October 26th.

Along with their Friday Farmer’s Market held at Marshall Medical Plaza in Placerville, these two markets represent key community resources, allowing residents direct access to healthy and often organic locally grown food items.

Seana Hartsell, Farmer’s Market Manager for both operations, said “We are always excited to see the our community’s interest in and support for the Farmers Markets. This critical interface between farmers and consumers has been in place for 37 years in our community and we think it is an integral part of summertime Wednesdays in downtown Placerville’.

Merton Rockney, of Rockney Farms noted, “It’s nice to be able to get a fair price for our hand-picked vegetables and we know that folks enjoy the freshness of healthy food grown close to their homes.” This season is Rockney’s 7th year participating in the Wednesday night market. “Many of our long-term customers have become friends and supporters all year long.”

We are honored to support local agriculture,” said Mike Owen, President of Farm Trails. “Our organization was able to purchase a pig at the County Fair from a local high school student. We had Ava Luge, our 2021 Scholarship awardee, chose random numbers to select tasty edible prizes for 4 lucky members of our Farm Trails organization”.

There is an on-going public conversation regarding moving the Wednesday night market to the Ivy House Parking lot in Placerville in 2023. Farm Trails is working with the City of Placerville on an organized and successful move.

El Dorado Farm Trails – PO Box 20 Placerville, CA 95667

Media Inquiries: Contact Mike Owen, President

One thought on “El Dorado County Farm Trails Ends Wednesday Farmers’ Market For-The-Season

  1. The problem with having the Farmer’s Market in the Ivy House parking lot is that it would take away a place for the shoppers to park –

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