Farmers’ Market @ James Lick High School

Shivani requested, Joann goaded and as a result, today, I visited the Farmers’ Market at James Lick High School, my first in California.

Farmers' Market @ James Lick High School, San Jose

The market is quite compact, occupying just two rows of the parking lot. The sellers reflect California’s racial diversity.

Bright red tomatos in all sizes (Farmers' Market @ James Lick High School)

There are all kinds of stuff from peanuts to fish, flowers to kettle-made popcorn. But we didn’t really find all the produce fresh — let me know if you think otherwise. I was also expecting things like fresh salsa, which wasn’t to be found. There was a musician who was having fun with a variety of flutes. We ended up with a bunch of roses and some peaches.

Wide variety (Farmers' Market @ James Lick High School)

What I took away from this outing was that it brought back my childhood memories from India. I used to go every Sunday with my father to the vegetable market, which was a more crowded and dirtier version.

Back to this Farmers’ Market, it happens every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The James Lick High School is located just off I-680, at the intersection of Alum Rock Avenue and N White Road. There is ample parking space. Check out more photos on Flickr.

Not to worry if this one is a wee bit far from your home. Find something nearby at the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association Web-site. For instance, there’s one at Santana Row. Go, get some fresh produce and support local farmers!

2 Comments so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    Which produce did you find not so fresh? Did you speak with the vendors to find where things were grown and when picked? Will you go to other Farmers’ Markets?

  2. randramble (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

    Okra and some flowers, that I can recall now, weren’t so fresh. It’s not like I was put off by this Farmers’ Market or something like that; I will go to others.

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