Escondido, CA

Rincon farmers market returns April 12

Last year’s farmers market.

Last year’s farmers market.

The popular Rincon’s Farmers Market will return on April 12, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at 34323 Valley Center Rd. on the Rincon reservation.

The farmers market will be held once a month, always on a Sunday: April 12, May 3, June 7, July 12 and August 2.

Once again Diana Sourbeer is the organizer. She’s promising “more vendors, and more variety of vendors.” There will also be a kids zone with an inflatable jumper, art station, petting zoo and possibly a science station for kids put on by her husband, Dan Sourbeer, dean of math, natural and health science at Palomar College.

The kids will do things like look at honey under the microscope to see the bits of pollen suspended in the amber liquid.

There will also be more crafters at the market, include makers of clay pots, a practitioner of mason jar art, garden art and two vendors of natural soaps, lotions and balms.

Lucy & Jose of Ballen Artisan Baker will also be on hand. Lucy will serve some homemade tamales, tacos and tortillas with fresh salsa and beans and cactus salad.

Lemonade vendor Louise Tompkins will sell slushy lemonade and caramel apples.

Another feature will be vendors of jams and jellies such as Miss Ellie’s Pantry, who will sell marmalades made from her homegrown fruit.

Frances Everett of Frannie Farms will sell a cold spread made from raw persimmon mixed with agave and chia seeds.

Rio Del Rey Farm out of Pauma will sell heirloom beans. Solidarity Farm, also based in Pauma will be selling biodynamic vegetables. The term means veggies grown without pesticides but not officially certified as organic.

“True Pasture Beef,” a local rancher, will sell beef and salmon.

Mrs. Sourbeer told the Times Advocate: “The Rincon tribe wants to support local agriculture and small business so they are hosting the market to support small farmers, hobbyist growers, artisan food markets and local artists and creators. The tribe is providing a place for them to sell to local people and a fun community event.”

The tribe provides the location and the tent that has fans and misters so that shoppers can browse in comfort. “It’s an investment in the community and a way to bring the community together.”

For more information contact Mrs. Sourbeer at 760-310-3291 or

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