Contact: Joe Vargo, Perris Public Information Officer
Phone: 951-956-2120
jvargo@cityofperris.org

Farmer's Market is Back!

Perris Mayor Daryl Busch welcomes visitors to the Centennial Fashion Show while Katie Keyes, a member of the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association, looks on.
Last year's market featured locally-grown fresh fruit and veggies.

It’s baaaaaack!

Perris’ enormously popular Farmers Market returns to historic D Street on April 14 and City officials say they have no doubt the celebration of local agriculture and shopping will prove more successful than ever.

During its first year, the Perris Farmers Market routinely drew 2,000 to 3,000 people to historic D Street to check out the cucumbers, cauliflower, zucchini, apples, cherries, carrots, beets, strawberries, radishes, Asian pears, raspberries, blueberries and more.

The Thursday Farmers Market also feature a wide variety of food vendors and business owners selling household goods, arts and crafts and novelties. Free pony rides and free jumpers also will be available.

After years of trying, Perris City officials realized their dream of a Farmers Market in 2010 and were more than pleased with the turnout.

Members of the City Council believe the weekly Farmers Market, along with ongoing renovations to the Perris Theatre and the addition of new facades to businesses along D Street, will help turn the historic thoroughfare into an economic engine.

“The Farmers Market is another example of how the City of Perris continues to transform our Downtown,” said Mayor Daryl Busch. “We enjoyed tremendous success last year and I am confident we will do even better in 2011.”

The weekly Farmers Market will be held Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on D Street between Second and Third streets. Applications for vendors are still being accepted.  Interested vendors are asked to print and submit this application for further information.