On Wednesday, the new Redwood Empire Farmers Market shifts from its inaugural location on the west side of the Santa Rosa Veterans Building to the large east-side parking lot vacated by the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market in mid-May, when it moved to the Wells Fargo Center.
Although many customers prefer the shadier west-side location–it is more intimate, less windy and quieter–vendors welcome this move to the east side because the market will now be visible to passing traffic.
The market will celebrate both the move and the holiday with special offers and activities. Veterans and members of the military (ID required) will receive a 10 percent discount from many of the vendors. O’Malley’s Mobile Knife Sharpening will sharpen your knives for $4 each. At 10 a.m., there will be a children’s parade–kids can walk or ride bikes or wagons, decorated, please!–through the market.
They will be free tastings, too.
The Redwood Empire Farmers Market, founded in 2012 and currently managed by board president Rob Cary, takes place on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterans Building at 1351 Maple Ave. in Santa Rosa.