The Downtown Palo Alto Farmers’ Market has gifted o$23,000 to Avenidas, according to market representative Cynthia Corpuz.
The gift represents the market’s surplus from last year’s season. The Downtown Farmers’ Market has been giving money to Avenidas—its sole beneficiary—since 1981. Those gifts have totaled $425,000, according to Corpuz.
“We are fortunate to have a thriving market and an all-volunteer board. Together, those give us the freedom to take our annual earnings from stall rentals and donate them to our longtime friends at Avenidas,” said Phil Carter, president of the Downtown Farmers’ Market, in a statement.
“Residents of all ages enjoy the bounties of the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers’ Market, and we are grateful for the Market’s ongoing support of Avenidas and the programs and services we provide for the city’s older residents,” said Avenidas President and CEO Lisa Hendrickson.
The 2012 Downtown Farmers’ Market season begins Saturday, May 12, and will host 45 local growers behind the Post Office on Hamilton Avenue.
The market features organic and conventionally grown local produce, meats, cheeses and prepared foods.