Opening Wednesday, May 6, the Oakdale Farmers Market provides the community with an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as products that are grown and produced locally. The market, being overseen by the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau will run every Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. until Sept. 2.
According to Pam Dumas, administrator of the OTVB, this year there will be “a twist” from previous years.
Third Avenue will host the fruits and vegetable vendors on one side of the street and a plan is in motion to showcase a car show on the other side of the street.
“As a plan to begin monetizing the Oakdale Towne Plaza (also known as the Gene Bianchi Community Center Plaza) the arts, crafts and food vendors will be held there,” Dumas stated. “Bring a blanket, to lay out on the grass and enjoy the musicians that will entertain weekly on the plaza stage.”
Dumas said each week there will be artists, from Peer Recovery working on their paintings and sculptures. Once a month the Oakdale Library will also showcase a special activity.
On the first Wednesday of each month those who are 21 or over can enjoy wine tasting from local wineries.
The OTVB will also be updating a Facebook page, “Oakdale Public Market” each week to highlight what food demonstration and other fun surprises will be happening throughout the season.
For more information, or to become a vendor, contact Pam Dumas at the Oakdale Tourism and Visitors Bureau at (209) 345-9264 or email, OakdaleTourism@gmail.com.