The fourth annual Young Farmers and Ranchers farmer’s market was held Saturday in Northwest Bakersfield, raising money to help Downtown Elementary School build a garden for its students.
“It’s not just about going to the store and picking fruit off the shelf,” YF&R Chair Javi Higuera said. “There’s an entire process that happens, and we want to make kids aware of that.”
The farmer’s market was held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Chuy’s on Rosedale Highway.
Put on by the Kern County Farm Bureau, the farmer’s market accepted donations for its crops, which were provided by local growers, according to organizers.
The Young Farmers and Ranchers consists of about thirty young adults involved in local agriculture, who reached out to those growers, organizers said.
Previous farmer’s markets put on by the group raised money to go toward gardens at the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County.