Wednesday, April 16, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

First-ever Green Valley farmers market a hit

Janice Lown pulls out some carrots at the Erickson Ranch stand during the new farmer's market on Green Valley Road Saturday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

Janice Lown pulls out some carrots at the Erickson Ranch stand during the new farmer's market on Green Valley Road Saturday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

By
July 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

GREEN VALLEY — Local farmers and shoppers were thrilled at the first-ever Green Valley farmers market on Saturday. But no one was perhaps happier than Javier Robledo.

Robledo, who runs Robledo Produce at the corner of Rockville and Russell roads, sold out of his strawberries.

“In less than an hour,” said his daughter, Tanairy Robledo. So Javier Robledo went back to the family’s patch to pick more.

The Robledos were one of about a dozen vendors at the “totally local”-themed market in the heart of Green Valley at Green Valley Road and Vintage Lane. All produce sold there must be grown within 50 miles of Green Valley.

“This is fabulous,” said Anne Romer, who lives up the street and was carrying three bags full of fruits and vegetables. “I only buy organic or local.”

Jessica Greathouse of Suisun Valley purchased three photographs from Fairfield photographer Gary Priest. One was of the art piece “Mother Earth” at Abernathy and Rockville roads.

“I think they really signify Suisun Valey,” Greathouse said.

Brendan Kelly said the area hasn’t had a platform for local growers and artists since the original Nut Tree. The farmers market fills that void, he said.

Products in the Suisun Valley, including Katz and Company’s olive oil, are shipped off to some of the finest restaurants, Kelly said.

“The weird part is, there is no place to buy them,” he said.

Kelly is part of the Green Valley Agricultural Conservancy, which sponsored the market.

Steve Tenbrink said the market evens the playing field. Tenbrink runs a Suisun Valley farm by the same name and said he can’t compete at other farmers markets where sellers buy produce from packing houses.

“We like selling to locals,” Tenbrink said.

Solano County Supervisor John Vasquez pointed out that the market was so local no tomatoes were being sold. Tomatoes aren’t in season here.

“This is just as local as it can be,” he said.

The farmers market will be held every Saturday until Oct. 2.

Reach David DeBolt at 427-6935 or ddebolt@dailyrepublic.net.

David DeBolt

David DeBolt

A native of Vacaville, DeBolt was a newspaperman in Palo Alto before coming home to work at the DR in June 2011. He covers education, county government and politics. His friends call him "Scoop."
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 6 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • girl on the hillJuly 03, 2011 - 6:53 am

    a great farmer's market and a marvelous setting...local farmer's with beautiful local produce shaded by huge oaks...it really doesn't get better than this...come by every saturday 9am-1pm all summer and ejoy locaaly grown produce and products

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Elcio BarcelosJuly 03, 2011 - 9:28 am

    An amazing and fun experience! Beautiful and tasty produce, however nothing quite like the bunches of fresh lavender that I got when meeting the one and only Girl on the Hill! Not to mention the amazing lavender eye pillows that were an immediate hit when I got home. I am hooked and will have to stop by every Saturday to restock!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Brendan KellyJuly 03, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Many thanks to ALL the excellent vendors and customers who came out to support this inaugural event!! It was terrific to see the community come together and BE together in such a lovely place and supporting high quality local ag. We hope to see even more vendors next Saturday, July 9! The market opens at 9am every Saturday thru Oct 1. Please help us spread the word!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Rick WoodJuly 04, 2011 - 5:06 pm

    Well done Brendan. You, Nancy, et al., have made something out of whole cloth. The entire region will benefit. Nice to see Suisun Valley and Green Valley folks working together. As it should be! A rising tide raises all ships.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • New Homes in Green ValleyJuly 04, 2011 - 1:35 am

    Congratulations to the Green Valley farm market organizers! Hope to see more of our local produce :)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Pam SJuly 06, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    what hours are they open? '

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Vacaville set to usher in new chapter for Police Department

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Supervisor candidates file conflict-of-interest forms

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A1

 
Trial begins for teacher accused of abusing children

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A3

Suisun police ID shooting victim

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3, 1 Comment

 
Solano Jews gather for start of Passover

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Suisun council debates train depot renovation

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A3

 
 
County discusses consolidated dispatch

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A4

 
Miner Slough Bridge to see repairs

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A4

 
‘Heaven is for Real’ opens Wednesday

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B5

 
Fiesta Days pageant organizers seek contestants

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A5

 
Easter hunt set for Mare Island

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A5

 
Crews make quick work of vehicle fire

By Glen Faison | From Page: A6, 6 Comments | Gallery

 
Paper Clover Campaign supports Solano County 4-H

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A6

Coakley joins Solano fair board

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A6

 
Hundreds flock to Krispy Kreme as it opens doors

By Susan Winlow | From Page: B9 | Gallery

 
County to honor Solano educators

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A14

.

US / World

Officials: Huge San Francisco blaze was accidental

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
‘Shrimp Boy’ pleads not guilty in corruption case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Democrats have outside money advantage – for now

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Police: Suspects in killings wore GPS devices

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

By The Associated Press | From Page: A15

 
2 dead after ferry sinks off SKorean coast

By The Associated Press | From Page: A15

.

Opinion

State Senate must do more to restore trust

By Thomas Elias | From Page: A13

 
Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby

By Dan K. Thomasson | From Page: A13, 11 Comments

Poor Judgement in Flight 370 column

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A13

 
Senseless babble that hurts

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A13

 
Expand Red Top Road

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A13

Editorial cartoons for April 16, 2014

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A13

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: April 16, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
What love gives you

By Barton Goldsmith | From Page: A2

Today in History for April 16, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
A matzo ball soup fit for a weeknight dinner

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Saving carrots from their usual sugary Easter fate

By Sara Moulton | From Page: B6

 
Sweet pairings for grown-up Easter treats

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

My husband still pays his 45-year-old unemployed son’s bills

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B7

 
Horoscopes for April 16, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B7

.

Entertainment

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Lindsay Lohan’s mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Strahan’s ‘GMA’ side job confirmed with his visit

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

.

Sports

Cal hires Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as coach

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Warriors trying to move on without Andrew Bogut

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Sharks’ Torres uncertain for playoff opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Indians shut out Mustangs

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
49ers sign WR Brandon Lloyd to 1-year deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
.

Business

Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

.

Obituaries

Carolyn McClelland

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Evonne Medina

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7