Jun 062013
 
Sorting through fresh cherries, West Sacramento Farmers Market on West Capitol Ave.(News-Ledger file photo, 2011)

Sorting through fresh cherries, West Sacramento Farmers Market on West Capitol Ave.(News-Ledger file photo, 2011)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 5, 2013 00

Today (Thursday, June 6) is opening day for the 2013 edition of the West Sacramento Farmers Market.

The market will be held Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to dusk, on part of the street in front of city hall — 1100 West Capitol Avenue.

Opening night includes a sit-down dinner cooked up by Chef Jess Milbourn of The Eatery and City Councilman Chris Ledesma.  A portion of the proceeds goes to charity (this week, it goes to the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County). The special dinner event continues the first Thursday of each month at the market.

Seating for the dinner is 100. As of Monday, reports a chamber spokesperson, some tickets were still available.

Look for tickets to the “Dig In!” dinner at www.westsacramentochamber.com/events or call 371-7042. Tickets are $40.

Special to the first night of this year’s market is the installation of a piece of large community artwork at the site. Artists Paula Wenzl Bellacera of West Sacramento and Taylor Gutermute of Sacramento have organized the project — the first part of a two-year Yolo County “Mandala” effort. Residents from age two to 90 have chipped in to create 254 individual pieces of art from local agricultural materials. The two professionals have been preparing the weavings, mosaics and paintings to come together into a ground-level work that honors the Yolo County’s agricultural heritage. The piece will be dedicated at 4:30 p.m., and will remain up near city hall “semi-permanently.”

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke