Scot Scoop News

New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

Food+is+not+the+only+product+at+Bay+Meadows+%E2%80%93+Green+Oaks+Creek%27s+wildflowers+add+an+extra+splash+of+color+to+the+market.
Food is not the only product at Bay Meadows – Green Oaks Creek's wildflowers add an extra splash of color to the market.

Food is not the only product at Bay Meadows – Green Oaks Creek's wildflowers add an extra splash of color to the market.

Nisha Marino

Nisha Marino

Food is not the only product at Bay Meadows – Green Oaks Creek's wildflowers add an extra splash of color to the market.

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Fresh, local produce is becoming an important part of daily life in the Bay Area. Many people now prefer organic fruits and vegetables. Because of this, farmers’ markets are growing in popularity around this region.

Bay Meadows is a relatively new community in San Mateo. It includes apartments, shops, and is located near the Hillsdale Caltrain station for an easy commute. On May 20, Bay Meadows opened a new farmers’ market, which is open for four hours every Sunday until Oct. 20.

“Months ago, the developer sent [the neighborhood] a questionnaire asking what they can do to appreciate the area,” Sidney Wilson, the manager, said. “A lot of people wanted a local farmers’ market.”

The majority of Bay Meadows’ vendors sell at other markets during the week. Because it is a new market, it doesn’t take up much space, and attendance is spread out through the day.

Other markets are more established and have regular shoppers. However, the vendors have hope that this one will grow in the next few years.

“Being that it’s the first year of this market, it’s not as fully established as some of the others. But it definitely has a lot of potential in the coming years, which I look forward to,” said Cole Anastassiou, the founder of Green Oaks Creek.

One challenge for vendors is finding a market to sell at. Though there are several in the area, there are also many local producers looking to compete. Markets with regular producers are also hesitant to give up that spot for a new one because they know the vendor already. The opening of the Bay Meadows market has allowed new vendors a chance in the industry.

Jack and Delaney Lenihan, ages 10 and 12 respectively, started making honey in their backyard four years ago. Their hobby progressed with some help from their parents. First, they began selling their honey at Nini’s Coffee Shop, and have recently decided to look into a farmers’ market.

“It’s hard to get into a farmers’ market because they usually only want one honey vendor, so Bay Meadows was a really great opportunity for the kids,” John Lenihan, their father, said. “Their favorite part is to mingle afterward, trade with the other vendors, and come home with loads of everything. That’s priceless.”

Many vendors offer samples of their products to customers before they buy them.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email
(Visited 208 times today)

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






About the Contributor
Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

Nisha Marino is a junior at Carlmont High School. She is captain of the Carlmont JV water polo team. In her free time, she enjoys baking and learning other languages.

Twitter: @nmarino07

Portfolio: https://nishamarino.wixsite.com/journalism

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

We invite comments and responses to our content. Comments will be published that are deemed appropriate and relevant.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    New stoplight on Ralston Avenue aspires to ease traffic

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    Health concerns spur voters to vote for Prop. 7

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    ScotSkim: southern border

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    San Carlos City Council candidates turn their focus on Generation Z

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    New Dunkin’ Donuts serves up excitement in San Carlos

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival means business

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    ScotSkim: voting

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    Utility box art brings color to Belmont

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    California voters push for rent control

  • New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows

    News

    Hundreds of costumed corgis hit the sand at San Francisco’s Corgi Con

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
New Bay Area farmers’ market’s popularity grows