As a resident of the beautiful city of San Dimas one of my favorite things to do on Wednesday nights is to take my family and head over to the weekly San Dimas Farmer’s Market. If you’ve never been to a Farmer’s Market night then you’ve been missing out. Where else can you sample some of the freshest fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers before you even make a purchase. Certainly not at any of the local grocery stores.
Looking for a birthday gift or just something for yourself? No need to run to the Mall, the Farmers Market also has several booths that feature handcrafted items like purses, clothing and jewelry. I have a cute woven shoulder bag that I purchased during last years Farmers Market that I’m always being asked about. I think the best thing about the items for sale is that everything has to be handmade so you know you are not getting something mass produced and then sold to you at 150 percent mark up.
If you plan on coming to Farmers Market night be prepared to run into your friends, relatives and neighbors. It seems like at least half of the residents of San Dimas show up there. I love running into people I know at the Farmer’s Market and getting a chance to catch up with them while the kids are busy playing with their friends on the inflatable slide, jumping in the bounce house or just playing in Civic Center Park.
During the summer months Music and Movies in the Park is held on Farmer’s Market nights. My family and I love to grab dinner from the Farmers Market food vendors and head over to the park to catch one of the family friendly bands or movies that are playing. The only problem we have is deciding what to eat for dinner. There are several barbecue items, tacos, tamales, roasted corn and Asian food. For dessert the funnel cakes and plates of sugared donuts are too die for and on movie nights the shaved ice and big bags of kettle corn are a big favorite with my family.
The San Dimas Farmers Market has a new location this year on First Street, east of Inglesia adjacent to Civic Center Park, Town Hall and the San Dimas Library. Parking is available along the neighboring streets, the US Bank parking lot and the Albertsons parking lot. The Farmers Market runs from mid April thru the end of September from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m on school nights and as late as 9 p.m. on Music and Movies in the Park nights. For more information on the Farmer’s Market see the city’s website or click here for more information on Music and Movies in the Park.
Hope to See You At the San Dimas Farmer’s Market!