Farmers’ market returns in Fremont

FREMONT – The ninth season of the Ralph’s Joy of Living Farmers’ Markets in downtown Fremont is to begin Saturday. The farmers’ markets are to take place rain or shine 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Front Street.

More than 50 vendors are to offer a variety of items, including in-season fruits and vegetables, baked goods, herbs, jams, perennials, fresh-cut flowers, shrubs and plants. Visitors also can expect product demonstrations and wine tastings during the markets at Ralph’s Joy of Living, 113 S. Front St.

A car show also is to kick off the market season. Automobile enthusiasts may bring their vehicles downtown to participate in the car show. Prizes and dash plaques are to be awarded. To register, download a form at or call (567) 342-4758. Participants also can register the day of the event at the Fremont Federal Credit Union main office parking lot, 315 Croghan St.

Other market dates are July 19, Aug, 2 and 16, Sept. 6 and 20, and Oct. 4 and 8. Visitors may use the city parking lots during the market hours as parking will be restricted on Front Street. The city parking lots should be accessed from Arch Street and Bidwell Avenue.