Long Beach Sunday Market opens this weekend
2009-11-20 · By Editor
This weekend Long Beach foodies will have a new way to “Go Green” and shop local while creating a healthier lifestyle and catching up with friends and neighbors in a festival setting.
The Long Beach Sunday Market opens this weekend and every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in California Heights, at Bixby Road and California Avenue.
The market’s theme is sustainability — of the neighborhood schools, the environment, and of community and civic engagement. The market’s fundraising goals also go to support green initiatives in local schools.
The Longfellow Elementary School campus, which will host the market, has plenty of open space for produce vendors and a planned arts and craft fair. In addition, local community groups will set up a variety of booths for crafts, workshops, games and spirited discussion.
Opening weekend at the market promises to be a lively event. Organizers are planning special events to get the community involved including a pie baking contest and a dedicated space for chess enthusiasts to pull up a board.
Celebrate the fall harvest by showcasing your best loved pie recipe. To participate, deliver your pie and a copy of your original recipe (or your favorite recipe with the source sited) to the Long Beach Farmers Market on Sunday, November 22 between 11a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Judging begins at noon. Pies will be judged by a jury of your peers. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded and all recipes will be included in the Long Beach Sunday Market Cookbook.
Get your “eco-friendly” sacks ready or buy one at the market from the Hughes PTA and shop! Enjoy locally grown fresh produce and fruit, baked goods, herbs, flowers and plants, cheese, honey and more from a select group of farmers and vendors. Each week the market will add new farmers, crafters and prepared food vendors!
For additional information about the Long Beach Sunday Market or for vendor or sponsorship applications visit www.longbeachsundaymarket.com.
The Long Beach Sunday Market is sponsored by a grant from the Connected Corridor.