HEALDSBURG CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET ZUCCHINI FESTIVAL

July 22, 2021

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HEALDSBURG CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET ZUCCHINI FESTIVAL

SATURDAY AUGUST14TH 8:30AM-NOON WEST PLAZA LOT ~ NORTH & VINE STREETS

CONTACT: Janet Ciel, Market Manager
P.O. Box 2198 Healdsburg, CA 95448
707 824.8717
manager@healdsburgfarmersmarket.org www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org

Its time once again for the wild and wacky Zucchini Festival, happening Saturday, August 14th at the Healdsburg Farmers Market.

Bringing out the kid in all of us, the Zucchini Festival celebrates the humble vegetable in several ways. The first is size. If you have a giant zucchini growing in your garden don’t cook it up just yet. Instead bring it down to the market and enter it in the Giant Zucchini Competition. Your humongous squash might be a winner, beating out all the other mongo zukes in the neighborhood.

The Zucchini Races are the primary draw, and are as hilarious as they are clever. Decoration is a big part in the festivities, as bedecking your racing zucchini in an artistic way can net you some great goodies. But this lovely art piece must also roll. Yes, each zucchini must have wheels inserted, and then raced down the Farmers’ Market specially built track. Prizes are given for most creative zukes, but also for the fastest ones.

A Healdsburg tradition going back decades, this festival is a delight for the whole family. There are multiple age categories, so everyone can enter. Many local businesses have donated prizes, and the market gives away lots of market bucks, which can be spent at any vendors’ booth.

In regards to COVID-19 precautions, we’ll likely recommend people wear masks while watching the races, to make it comfortable for folks to get close to each other around the track. We don’t get huge crowds, so anticipate it being a safe and joyful celebration.

Held in the parking aisle adjacent to the market, it’s an easy stroll over to do your shopping. If you’ve not yet been to the Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market you’re in for a treat. Lots of local farms sell mountains of fresh produce, plus cheeses, eggs, meat, seafood, breads, baked goods, Bunbao, chocolate, fresh tamales, Italian to-go meals and pasta, and handmade craft, make it a place to fill almost all your weekly shopping needs. Delicious prepared gourmet breakfasts and coffees by Tisza Bistro and fresh bagel sandwiches from Healdsburg Bagel Company make the market not only for take-home goods, but a perfect breakfast stop as well.

Come enjoy the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market Zucchini Festival, then shop our wonderful market, and share in Healdsburg’s celebration of its agricultural heritage and bounty.

To register, just show up at 8:30am on Saturday, August 14th. For more information or to volunteer email manager@healdsburgfarmersmarket.org or call 707 824-8717. The latest updates are always on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealdsburgFarmMarket/ . Our website Zucchini Festival page is: https://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/zucchini-festival-2021-aug-14/

See you at the Zuke Fest! .

Contact:
Janet Ciel, Market Manager
manager@healdsburgfarmersmarket.org, (707) 824-8717