We are aware that establishing a place in the community takes trust and is accomplished through years of hard work. The Modesto Certified Farmers Market has been operating for the last 37 years in the same location as a result of said trust. We feel we have a loyal customer and vendor base because of this stability. Establishing that base has taken years of constantly tailoring the market to the needs of the community and customer base.
I have seen new markets within the region start and fail for lack of community support. A successful market is more than just closing a street and having vendors pop up canopies. It requires a corroboration between the market's governing board, the city , vendors, customers and most of all community support and trust only obtained from a well-established market.
The Modesto Certified Farmers Market supports the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market's endeavor to continue its non-profit certified market within the City of Turlock.
— Steven Erickson, president, Modesto Certified Farmers Market