A stroll through Larkinville on a late Thursday afternoon isn’t anything like the two before it. Where the hustle and bustle of line hopping is the name of the game at Food Truck Tuesday and a sprawl of lawn chairs enjoying musical entertainment is what you’ll find on Wednesday, Thursday is for collecting,meandering, and relaxing.
As you walk up to the market you’ll find pickle-ballers next to colorful tables which seem to gladly serve a different purpose at each Larkin Square event. Tents and market huts line the square with a mix of groceries, gifts and goods, bites to taste and friendly vendors willing to chat. The exact eclectic mix depends on the week but there are generally close to 70 vendors. (Woah!)
“The “Larkin Market” is an outdoor summer market that pairs a diverse mix of vendors with a focus on offering locally made products, and engaging people and small businesses within the community,” says the Larkin Market page on the Larkin Square website. I’d say they’ve certainly achieved their goal this summer, and they’ve done it well.
Still in it’s first year, the market is attracting a huge amount of local vendors, selling everything from ready-to-eat tamales to fresh fruits and veggies, breads, sweets, meats, jewelry, soap, artsy goods, records, signage and much more. During the weeks we’ve visted, we’ve especially enjoyed browsing the stands, beer and proseco in hand.
I urge you to stop by in the next couple weeks. My guess is that the summer of 2015 will bring more, well deserved hype for this event. I’m sure it will remain awesome thanks to the curation efforts behind all of the Larkinville events, but you risk being able to experience the calm, relaxing market as it is in this formative season. Check out the Larkin Market. You have nothing to lose, and so very much to gain (pounds, collectables, a new wardrobe, dinner for the week, new friends).
You have two more chances to check out the Larkin Market this season – this week and next, 9/11 and 9/18 from 4pm – 7:30pm.
> More info on the Larkin Market