By Zalie Padilla
On 10th street in Fortuna, a gathering has taken place every Tuesday for the past twenty years. This weekly event is known as the farmers market where farmers all around Humboldt booth up and sell their homegrown goods ranging from from freshly sealed jams to an array of leafy greens and vegetables that vary upon season. “The intent is not to only make money, but to have healthy foods be available and even celebrated,” says the market organizer and soap seller, Jamie Cohoon.
The market not only caters to Fortuna but all of Humboldt County including Arcata and Trinidad with many of the same booth sellers and seasonal crops. Even with technology advancing in agricultural aspects, the strength this market has had in the community is only at an all time rise.
Plans are in the making for the future of farmers market. They hope to one day have a more secure area to sell their goods, “perhaps a place with a roof and not so many cars zooming around us,” rants Cohoon.