For years, the Healdsburg Farmers Market has had a second market day, on Tuesday afternoons. Until last year it took place at the town plaza but as Tuesday afternoon summer concerts grew in popularity, the market was eclipsed. Last year it moved a couple of blocks west.

Now it’s returned to the plaza but on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. I can just about hear locals heave a sigh of relief, as they envision downtown parking.

The market kicks off today at 4 p.m.

Produce vendors include Valley Oak Farm, Alexander Valley Farm, Geyserville Gardens, Ortiz Farm, Russian River Valley Produce, Dry Creek Peach and Produce, Gourmet Growers, Vyborny Ranch and The Backyard. Preston is also participating, with a double-sized booth. You’ll find a great selection of greens, late-spring and early summer vegetables–including succulent garlic from several vendors–and plenty of berries and stone fruit, including the first peaches from Dry Creek Peach and Produce. Neufeld Farm has both fresh and dried stone fruits.

Dominique’s Sweets will have delicious fruit pies, macarons and other yummy foods. Savvy Productions, a catering company, always has a selection of savory foods to enjoy on the spot of take home.

The Healdsburg Farmers Market, founded in 1978 and currently managed by Mary Kelley, takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon one block west of the town plaza, at North and Vine Streets, and on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the town plaza. For more information, visit