The Downtown Los Altos Farmers Market is set to return for the season on Thursday | Business

The Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market is set to return for the season on Thursday, this year opening two weeks earlier and closing two weeks later.

The market will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through October 13 along State Street. The Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association will operate the market in cooperation with the Los Altos Village Association, with support from the City of Los Altos.

County Supervisor Joe Simitian is scheduled to appear at an official groundbreaking ceremony for this year’s market at 4 p.m. Thursday. He will then host his “Sidewalk Office Hours” from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Markets feature fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheeses, honey, baked goods, gourmet foods, flowers, and live entertainment.

The two dozen participating regional vendors include Apricot King from Hollister with apricots, Allard Farms from Westley with stone fruits, Achadinha Cheese from Petaluma with award-winning cheeses, Rodriguez Farms from Watsonville with strawberries and Iacopi Farms from Half Moon Bay with spring peas and others vegetables.

Little Sky Bakery in Menlo Park will serve artisan baked goods, while Roli Roti in Oakland will offer roast chicken and potatoes.

According to Market Manager Jason Rodriguez, this season will bring a variety of new vendors to Los Altos, as well as the return of “old favorites” such as Kashiwase Farms, Oya Organics and India Gourmet, expanding the market to the Plaza 6 ground. parking.

James V. Payne