Farmers' Market Season Kicks Off In The Castro

What: Castro Farmers' Market opening day

Where: Noe Street at Market Street

When: Wed., March 14, 4-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

The rundown: Free cooking lessons, live music, and an appearance by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are just a few reasons to come celebrate the start of the Farmers' Market season in the Castro. Every Wednesday until mid-December, some of the freshest produce from local growers will usher in their latest offerings. Chef Mario Hernandez is teaching quick and easy food recipes from foods sold at the market that you can take home with you and enjoy. Stefan Robinson, Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association marketing promotions manager told SFoodie that the live demonstrations are a part of the Cookin' The Market program.

They've extended the market and have added new vendors. A tasty pairing Robinson suggests from the new folks: asparagus from Cecchini & Cecchini and creamy feta from Achadinha Cheese Company. Both are new vendors this year. Robinson and the PCFMA are excited to be bringing back the Glen Park Farmers' Market for its second year on April 1. The Upper Haight Farmers' Market opens April 4.

A full list of San Francisco county farmers' markets can be found here.

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