1st Wednesday Night Market in 2 years brings back fresh food, fun to downtown Santa Rosa

Immediately after a two-calendar year hiatus because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, Santa Rosa’s downtown Wednesday Night Marketplace returned to Aged Courthouse Sq. this week with farm-clean generate, meals sellers, beer and wine, kids’ actions and arts and crafts booths on hand.

“We delight in this,” explained William Bryerton of Bryerton’s Roasted Almonds. “You usually meet new men and women.”

William and Rhonda Bryerton have been roasting almonds for five several years. They offer their almonds, with flavors together with smokehouse and cinnamon, at farmers markets in the course of Napa and Sonoma counties, like at the Wednesday Evening Market place.

The industry also showcased returning meals suppliers like Pasta King, Nellie’s Oysters, Gourmand Faire and Golden Kettlecorn. The market’s array of regional farms offering their produce included Ortiz Relatives Farm from Santa Rosa and Sonoma’s The Patch.

Even with temperatures sitting down around 90 levels and a sturdy breeze blowing some tents around, crowds came out for the year’s inaugural current market.

David Whitehall and Brooke Henderson put in their time at the industry enjoying an outsized game of Jenga.

“We heard it was taking place so we imagined we would arrive by,” Whitehall mentioned.

“And we’re on a date,” Henderson extra.

Along the square’s Third Street entrance, Petty Theft, a Tom Petty tribute band, performed on a big stage beginning at 6 p.m., even though beer and wine vendors set up alongside the Fourth Street entrance.

Other functions showcased as portion of the market’s return provided the SR Metropolis Is effective Competition, which celebrated National Public Functions Week, May possibly 15-21, with facts and details concerning Santa Rosa’s public infrastructure and public operates staff members and automobiles on hand.

The 33-yr-long custom, which brings together a farmers market place and avenue reasonable, will be confined this calendar year inside Aged Courthouse Square and the aspect streets to the east and west. Fourth Road and Mendocino Avenue will continue to be open to website traffic through the market place hrs this summer.

The Wednesday Evening Market happens just about every Wednesday this summer season through Aug. 31.

For additional information and facts, go to wednesdaynightmarket.org.