Shoppers can anticipate an extra special day at the Oak Park Farmers Market when it opens its 10th season May 4.
Market manager Joany Titherington told Viewpoint she expects about 30 vendors and a number of speakers, including state Sen. Richard Pan, City Councilmember Jay Schenirer and County Supervisor Phil Serna.
The market will open at 9 a.m. in McClatchy Park at 35th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Most shoppers will be focused on the food. Bursting with enthusiasm over her bounty of vendors, Titherington talked about her vendors, starting with Faria, a bakery that will offer bread and French-style pastries. The bakery is expected to open a storefront on Broadway in June.
Other vendors include Dave’s Pasta and the Coffee Pot Ranch from Penryn with free-range chicken, lamb, beef and pork.
Among the produce vendors will be Ynez Farms, coming over from the UC Davis Medical Center’s Wednesday market. “Their corn is spectacular,” Titherington said.
Hungry shoppers may find themselves among dueling tacos. The two food trucks serving tacos are Bambi, which serves vegan tacos, and newcomer Drewski’s, which serves regular tacos.
As always, the market will have entertainment and art. For May 4, the Crocker Art Museum will sponsor two community art projects. One is expected to become a mural. Hans Anderson, a one-man band, and a folklore dance group will also entertain. For more information: https://www. nwsac.org/oak-park-farmers-market/.