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Farmers market starts 22 week run through Oct. 28
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The clear lights strung across the 100 block of North Maple where the Market on Maple farmers market debuts Thursday.

Market on Maple debuting Thursday in downtown Manteca is unlike any previous farmers market offered downtown or elsewhere in the city.

That’s because it is being staged by San Joaquin Certified Farmers Market in conjunction with the City of Manteca.

As a result it will open with 40 vendors — almost double of any of downtown farmers market in the past.

It will take place Thursdays, June 3 through Oct. 28, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Maple Avenue between Yosemite Avenue and Center Street.

Besides vegetables, nuts, fruit, baked items, and other farm products there will be artisans, food booths, and more.

This week the Manteca Police K-9 Association will stage a beer garden featuring beer from the Brethren Brewing Company preparing to open in the 200 block of North Main Street next to FESM in a building that most recently housed a thrift store and for years housed the former Larimore’s restaurant.

All proceeds for beer sales will go toward the association’s efforts to purchase two more police dogs to work with Manteca Police officers.

The block has had strings of clear lights strung across the street as well as colored strings of triangle flags to create a more festive mood. The parking lot next to the Rust Salon will be cordoned off to accommodate market activities including entertainment.

SJC Farmers Markets operates the year round farmers market in Tracy on Saturdays  and Sundays at Weberstown Mall in front of Dillards in Stockton. That is in addition to a market on Thursdays from May 7 to Nov. 19 behind Weberstown Mall and one on Fridays from June 5 to Sept. 25 in downtown Galt.

 The SJC Farmers Market is a family owned and operated business. 

Founded by Carlos Dutra and managed by his son Chris and daughter-in-law Bethany, they have over 50 years of combined experience in farmers markets.  

You can use your EBT/SNAP Benefits card at any of their market locations and they  will match you up to $10 for free per family per day. Find out more at the information booth centrally located at all of their markets. 


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email