CSUSM Farmers Market Offering Fresh Fall Foods, Holiday and Winter Produce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Change of Hours Update: The operating hours for the Farmers market will change as of Wednesday, December 2, 2009. The new hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m.

Please note: The market will be closed on December 23 and 30, 2009.

This autumn, the weekly Farmers Market at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will continue to remain open from 3 to 7 p.m., and is well stocked with fresh fall crops. The San Diego County Farm Bureau is offering one dollar off any purchase in October, November, and December. Visit the Bureau's booth to pick up your coupon or ask for Market Manager Lorrie Scott.

Vibrant colors in the fresh fall fruits and vegetables for sale at the market help to mark the change of season.  Many of the local foods can be stored for use in winter and holiday meals. This year, why not consider eating a truly local Thanksgiving dinner. The market will be open the day before Thanksgiving on Wed., November 25.

Shoppers can also bypass the crowded malls and head over to the market where merchants offer unique shopping options and gifts for everyone. Handcrafted jewelry, soaps, and home goods are among the many gift ideas available at the market. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to select from a large variety of fresh, locally produced healthful produce including San Diego grown fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey as well as enjoy demonstrations, music, artisanal breads and prepared foods, tastings, and more. The market is certified by the state, ensuring that the produce is being sold by the grower, is grown in California, and meets all California quality standards. 

Avoid the madness at the mall and visit the Cal State San Marcos Farmers Market for all your holiday gift giving needs where shopping is simple, fast and convenient.

What:  CSUSM Farmers Market
When:  Every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: CSUSM, 333. S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos - parking lot B

Vendors interested in participating may contact Market Manager Lorrie Scott at the Farm Bureau of San Diego County, 760-751-4193.