The San Marcos Farmers' Market was awarded the June downtown Business of the Month Award by the San Marcos Main Street Program. From left are downtown grounds+keeper Jeremy Gonzales; Main Street Advisory Board members Sara Lee Underwood-Myers, Chris Salazar and Linda Coker; San Marcos Farmers' Market Manager Kevin Adams, Ashley McCafferty and Main Street Coordinator Josie Falletta.
Photo courtesy of city of San Marcos
Downtown celebrates farmers' market
The San Marcos Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday morning on San Antonio Street, has been named the June Downtown Business of the Month by the San Marcos Main Street Program.
The weekly farmers’ market has helped maintain a vibrant downtown environment for the community, local farmers and artisans for 10 years.
The San Marcos Farmers Market Association started by running a Tuesday market approximately 40 years ago, but it was not until 2008 that the they joined the downtown community.
Ten years ago, the Saturday market started at Tantra Coffeehouse and was moved to San Antonio Street a year later where it has been taking place for 52 weeks a year ever since, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The San Marcos Farmers’ Market has products from farms around the area including River Bottom Farms, Kitchen Gardens, Birdies Farm & Flowers, Emadi Acres, Genfan Family Farm and Caskey Orchards. A variety of handmade arts and crafts are also available, from homemade pies to handmade soaps and jewelry. The market also features live music each week from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Main Street Program congratulates the San Marcos Farmers’ Market for its longevity as a business, and for enriching downtown with its vibrant and creative setting.
Nominations for Business of the Month are open on an ongoing basis. The Main Street Program chooses one downtown business each month based on eight criteria: growth, staying power, innovation, response to adversity, contribution to community-oriented projects, marketing and promotional efforts, curb appeal and beautification.