Calvary Baptist Church plans Whittier Farmers’ Market at 26th & Blaisdell

Calvary Baptist Church is opening a new farmers market at 2608 Blaisdell Ave., anticipated to run June 4 thru Oct. 1.

About 15 vendors will include local farmers, crafts, prepared foods, educators and food trucks. A team of community and church volunteers, along with a market manager, will oversee the Whittier Farmers’ Market.

“The goal of the market is to create a venue for neighbors to engage each other in a common space that supports the well-being of the neighborhood through healthy, sustainable, and responsible food practices,” market committee member Alec Glass said in an email. “We hope that, as individuals from a diverse community like Whittier come together, lives can become interwoven to create a stronger bond to seek justice and sustainable living, resulting in a more vibrant and welcoming community.”