A larger variety of produce is showing up at Doyle Valley Farmers Market on Saturday mornings in Santa Fe Park.
Generous rains and warmer weather have the vendors loading their tables with squash, cucumbers, green beans, new potatoes, and herbs in addition to onions, radishes, and lettuce they have been selling since Memorial Day.
“The gardens are beginning to produce a bigger variety of items,” vendor Gary Jones said. “N.M. Patton barely got his green beans on the table and they were sold.”
In addition to gardeners selling produce, several vendors carry baked goods and homemade items such as jewelry and children’s clothing.
The vendors seem to think the new hours, 8 to 10 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. to noon, are working well.
“People have started coming down earlier,” Jones said. “Once they get used to the shorter hours, they’ll get here earlier.”
New vendors are welcome. Doyle Valley Farmers Market will be open every Saturday morning until Labor Day.