Photo, Ecology Center
If you're a resident of North Oakland and you're wishing for more week-day Farmer's Market options, you are in luck, This summer, the Berkeley Ecology Center's Farmers' Markets is moving its South Berkeley market to the historic Lorin District, which many of us know as that little strip housing Hacker Moms, Sweet Adeline's and a bevvy of other cool spots, including A Change of Hobbitt. The farmers' market will open at the new location - in the parking bay at Adeline and 63rd Street - on Tuesday, July 10th, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm.
"Moving the South Berkeley Farmers' Market to an area that is highly visible, yet lacks major grocery stores, is an extension and evolution of our work," says Farmers' Market Program Director Ben Feldman. "We're cultivating the intersection between innovative, regional small farms and shoppers who want and need access to fresh, healthy, sustainably produced foods."
On June 4th, the Adeline Merchants' Association voted unanimously in support of the farmers' market arrival. Jennifer Millar, owner of Sweet Adeline Bakeshop, says, "Adeline Street is getting the Tuesday Farmers' Market! We will be able to step out of the Bakeshop doors and choose the best fruit and vegetables that the Bay Area has to offer. It is so exciting that this section of South Berkeley will have fresh, healthy produce every Tuesday afternoon! We welcome this great new addition to our neighborhood."
HuNia Bradley, Manager of the Ecology Center's Farm Fresh Choice program, says, "We want to provide the same easy access to fresh, organic produce that other areas of Berkeley enjoy. We are delighted to become members of this historic yet sometimes overlooked business district."
The South Berkeley Farmers' Market on Adeline and 63rd Street will feature the same farmers and vendors at the current Derby Street location.arking options for shoppers will include street parking in the adjacent neighborhood, a parking bay in the next block of Adeline (between 63rd and Alcatraz), and a city-owned parking lot on Alcatraz just east of Adeline.
IF YOU GO
New South Berkeley Farmer's Market, Tuesdays, starting July 10
2 PM-7 PM
Adeline and 63rd Street, right near Sweet Adeline's Bakery