This week’s Verdi resident entrepreneurial spotlight is on Royal Farmer’s Market.

Royal Farmer’s Market will begin their season on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gaby Royal, the wife of Caleb Royal, is the coordinator of the market. They set up outdoors beside Royal Frame Works at 903 W. Goodwin, which is another great reason to check them out; you’ll be able to shop at both places since they’re next door to each other. You will also find Royal Farmer’s Market on Facebook and Instagram.

Not only does the farmer’s market sell locallygrown produce such as strawberries, squash, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, melons, tomatoes, leeks, onions, greens, etc., but you’ll be able to come out and meet the grower. Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.

For those who understand the “gamble” of farming you’ll know that many of our famers were hard hit from the freeze. No Farms, No Food. Please come out and show your support to those who not only work hard to bring food to our tables, but obviously love what they do.

Royal Farmer’s Market not only sells fresh produce, but also sells fresh baked sourdough bread, snickerdoodle cookies (as Gaby puts it, “they are the best snickerdoodle cookies ever”), homemade kolaches, cinnamon rolls, jellies, jams and other canned goods, homemade pretzels, a variety of flavors of homemade fudge, tea and coffee locally roasted, succulents, etc. They also have non-food items such as handmade aprons, handbags, wood crafted items for your kitchen, such as charcuterie boards, which are all the rage these days, cutting boards and other items. They have live music occasionally as well. It’s a great time for the whole family and will be a day well spent.

So, mark your calendar for Saturday, May 1 for the best farmer’s market in the area and support our local businesses.

In Verdi: Bible study every Tuesday at the Verdi Community Center at 7 p.m.

Word of the week: “If you’re starting something on your own, you better have a passion for it, because this is hard work.” -Sallie Krawcheck

TTFN (ta ta for now), Gina Huizar

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