If you arrive hungry at the weekly outdoor Fullerton Market rest assured: A veritable smorgasbord of tasty food fare will await you!
In addition to the freshest of farm produce, everything from hotdogs and “Kettle Corn” to crepes and baked potatoes will be on sale at the popular market, which returns Thursday, April 7, to downtown Fullerton.
New in the lineup of food purveyors this season will be Jamaican “vegan” food from “Strictly Vegan;” homemade yogurts from “The White Mustache;” Mediterranean favorites from “Karma Café;” and fresh seafood from Fullerton’s own “Dry Dock Fish Company.”
Now into its 20th year, the market, located in the Downtown Plaza on Wilshire Avenue, between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue, will be open from 4-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 27, when it will close for the winter.
Admission to the market is free.
In addition to the produce and food vendors, the market will feature a live band each Thursday. The bands, which will range from rock to country, will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Kicking off the market’s 2011 season will be the “Los Fabulocos,” a band which specializes in songs about complex themes, such as love, family and home.
Along with the entertainment, the market will offer a beer and wine garden for adults, as well as a Kids’ Korner featuring special activities to keep children happy while their parents shop.
During warm weather, the Plaza’s pop jet fountain provides a great cooling-off spot for youngsters, who are welcome to wear their swim suits to the market.
Applications are still available for local farmers, artisans, merchants and community organizations wishing to operate booths in the market.
The market is open to certified farmers, artists and crafters, Fullerton businesses, nonprofit organizations and food vendors. Applications must be completed at least seven days prior to the desired date of participation in the market.
Booth applications and further information may be obtained at the Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Pomona Ave.
Applications may also be obtained on market days at the information booth.
Parking for the market may be found in any of the free downtown lots or in the parking structures at Wilshire (enter from Harbor); Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue; and in the Transportation Center on Pomona and Santa Fe Avenue.
Further information about Fullerton Market may be obtained by calling Glass at (714) 738-3338 or the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545.
Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the market are asked to notify museum staff prior to coming to the market.
Fullerton Market is sponsored by the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department.