Each Wednesday evening from now through the end of September, North Third Avenue will be the home of the Oakdale Farmer’s Market, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There, shoppers can find flavorful fruit, potted flora, handmade jewelry, and a whole bounty of regional vendors.
Monica Dominici of No Ka Oi Hawaiian Gifts has been selling her craft for over eight years in California and Hawaii. Her collection includes earrings, necklaces, anklets, bracelets, and the like – all one-of-a-kind.
The downtown farmer’s market has a variety of plants, from Barton’s Blooms to Star Succulent Nursery. Barton’s Blooms grows a plethora of flowers and offerings range from small to large assortments, which are displayed in colorful collections in a mason jar. Star Succulent Nursery’s assemblages include succulents, cactus, and tillandsias. Each is held in an eclectic pot, ranging from teacups, tiny trucks, mini watering cans, and varying vases.
Along with jewelry and flowers, there’s an array of food to be found at the market. Rodin Farms is just one of the many local vendors with a weekly presence, bringing a vast collection of farm-fresh goods. Zucchinis, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and cherries are sprawled across red checkered tables. Their almond flavors include butter toffee, cappuccino, hickory smoked, wasabi, and more, all available to mix and match. Those with a sweet-tooth may find themselves at Teddy’s Mini Donuts, where they can decide to coat their fresh fried dough in cinnamon, powdered, or regular sugar.
Musical entertainment is featured, while many local businesses along North Third – between E and F streets where the market is staged – keep their doors open late as well for attendees.
The family-friendly event runs weekly through Wednesday, Sept. 27.