The Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market is set to open for the new season on April 20.
The farmers’ market, which only sells produce and vegetables grown in California, operates in the 500 block of Arguello Street near the Sequoia train station on Saturdays from 8 a.m. till noon, April through November.
On Monday, Redwood City Council voted to extend the popular market’s presence at this site through November 2024.
It has operated for 40 years and is the oldest and largest farmers’ market on the Peninsula. John S. Hensill, Ph.D., along with three other community-minded individuals launched the market to support local independent farmers and supply fresh produce to the community, according to the market’s Facebook account, which provides regular updates on the market.
Along with produce, the market offers other unique food products, jewelry, arts and crafts and other items.
City staff said the community receives “significant benefits” from the market.
“The Kiwanis Club’s income beyond expenses are used to purchase pallets of food for meals for low-income residents prepared by St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room,” city staff says. “In addition, vendors donate fruits and vegetables not sold to St. Anthony’s. The Kiwanis Farmers Market operates with volunteers that includes local college students who are provided school tuition stipends for their services. The Kiwanis Club also provides a booth, as needed, for City community engagement programs and activities.”
Photo Credit: Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market