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Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market Postponed until 2021

Posted on June 19, 2020


farmers' market sign on chalk board

Due to the lingering effects of Covid-19, the Downtown Summer San Rafael Farmers Market held on Fourth Street will not be occurring this Summer. The City of San Rafael and the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) look forward to resuming the market in 2021. We will miss seeing everyone’s smiling (masked) faces this summer!

However, there are still other ways to participate in your local food system this Summer.

  • AIM’s Thursday and Sunday Farmers Markets continue to operate year-round near the Marin Civic Center from 8 am – 1 pm with social distancing protocols. Please visit the Marin Civic Center Farmers Markets if you are looking to buy fresh, healthy produce, fish, meat, cheese, dairy, and prepared foods directly from farmers and producers in an open-air environment. AIM’s markets accept CalFresh/EBT, Pandemic-EBT, and offer a market match of $10 per day for fruits and vegetables. Learn more about AIM’s Farmers Markets at https://www.agriculturalinstitute.org/
  • AIM also offers weekly curbside Bounty Boxes filled with fresh and nutritious fruits, veggies, herbs, and salad fixings from your local farmers. Every Thursday, you can pre-order a Bounty Box for contactless curbside pickup in your car or bicycle at the Thursday Marin Farmers Market. Bounty Boxes are 50% off for CalFresh/EBT customers thanks to the generosity of Bank of America. Order a Bounty Box at www.bounty-box.org
  • You can also visit AIM’s Rollin’ Root, a farmers market on wheels that serves older adult communities and is open to all. Every Thursday, the Rollin’ Root offers fresh, mostly organic produce and yogurt at affordable prices, making stops from 9 am – 10 am Martinelli House (Lincoln Ave., San Rafael, CA) and from 2:30pm – 3:30pm at Maria B. Freitas Senior Community (455 Manuel T. Freitas Parkway, San Rafael, CA). Additional stops are added on Fridays. Please check our Web site for the updated schedule: www.rollinroot.org. The Rollin’ Root accepts all forms of payment, including CalFresh/EBT, Pandemic EBT, and offer a market match of $10 per day for fruits and vegetables.
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