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Old Town Newhall Farmers Market Gives Locals A Weekly Spot For Fresh Produce

By July 14, 2018 No Comments

Vilma Gutierrez stands at her family’s farm stall at the Old Town Newhall Famers Market/Skylar Barti The Signal

Each weekend, Vilma Gutierrez packs up her van with produce from her farm and drives three hours to Santa Clarita to sell all of it at the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market, to give people access to fresh food. The Old Town Newhall Farmers market began three years ago in May 2015, offering a rotating selection of local farms and their freshly picked produce each week. Stalls like Gutierrez’s line the parking lot of the Newhall Library with different fruits and veggies, as well as food and drink for all to enjoy and purchase. “The city has always had a (market) in the area, then they stopped for a while,” said Greta Dunlap, the market manager. “The city then came and talked to me. I live in Newhall and I have done markets for a long time and we just decided we need one in Old Town Newhall because it’s just so exciting, the changes that have been going on in Newhall.” Dunlap has been running the market since it started, while also helping the 60-year-old Beverly Hills Farmers Market for eight years. She also helps bring other farmers into the market, including a Val Verde organic farmer who’ll be setting up shop next weekend —- one she hopes stays as long as many of the other stalls.