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

Saturday Opening for Farmers Market at Mercado Park

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Ten vendors will be on hand at Mercado Park on Saturday, Aug. 24, when the Perris Farmers Market resumes.

The return of the Farmers Market coincides with another installment of the “Step Out to Work Out” program—this one featuring a calorie-burning hula hoops session that is part of the continuing Live Well Perris initiative.

Both the market and the step out session take place at Mercado Park at 10th and D Streets. The Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; the hula hoops class from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Perris Mayor Daryl Busch, an enthusiastic supporter of the Farmers Market since it began in 2011, said he plans on making some purchases at the Mercado Park site.

 “I am excited about the new location and hope it brings out more people than ever,” Busch said. “It’s a big deal for the City and it’s a big deal for the community. We hope they take advantage of the great and healthy food choices the Farmers Market has to offer.”

Confirmed vendors for Saturday include Roadrunner Farms, the Griffith Family Circus, representatives from the Riverside County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, Terry’s Thundercorn, the Bee Charmer, Panaderia Las Conchitas, Cow Bites jerky, Artz, Inc., DNA Party Services and Juice Plus+.

In addition, the Riverside County Department of Public Health Nutrition Services will be bringing a Rethink Your Drink stand and Cindy Chambers and Rob Padilla of the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association will be on hand with informational materials, children’s activities and items for sale from the museum.

Perris Assistant City Manager Ron Carr said the Farmers Market enhances the City’s ongoing “Live Well Perris” initiative.
This is a great opportunity for Perris residents to burn some calories at the hula hoop work out and then buy some fresh nutritious produce at the Farmers Market.  Live Well Perris has been about providing healthy options and so far the public reaction has been very positive to all the events.  We’re looking forward to another good turnout on Saturday and the start of a revitalized Farmers Market.