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Davis Farmer's Market celebrates Pig Day March 5
Davis Farmer's Market celebrates Pig Day March 5

DAVIS - The Davis Farmers Market's 20th annual Pig Day, will be held on Saturday, March 5, celebrating pigs, food and local agriculture. You'll find baby pigs, people in pig costumes, pig crafts for kids, and pig-out eats at the Davis Farmers Market from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in Central Park at 4th and C Streets in Davis.

Market manager, Randii MacNear, calls Pig Day the shining star of the market's events. "There is no other event like Pig Day in all of California. Our big pig gig celebrates the pigs rightful place as one of man’s most intelligent and useful domesticated animals, and it's great fun for the whole family."

Check out the petting zoo of piglets and craft booths where children can make pig tails, pig noses as well as piggie faces. Booths are sponsored by the Davis Parent Nursery School and the Davis Community Church Nursery School.Pony Ranch Parties will provide the pony rides.

Check out the Big Pig Jig at 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the Oak Tree Deck, featuring the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre. Have your photo taken with The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf and don’t miss MacNear in her annual appearance as Ms. Piggy. The Peter Franklin Band will keep your toes tapping with their crowd-pleasing Americana music.

Davis Farmers Market food vendors will serve up lots of tasty pork: Caffe Italia will sell Bledsoe Pork ribs; Monticello will offer pulled pork sandwiches; Upper Crust Bakery will serve up pig pops (sweet French bread on a stick in the shape of a pig's head) and pig cookies, and Gold Rush Kettle Korn will offer piggie popcorn). Caffe Italia will also bring their Artisan Baking Oven on Wheels to Pig Day, to make Pizzas with a Purpose (benefitting Davis Farm to School), with toppings sourced from local farmers. Sutter Davis Hospital will offer samples and recipes of Bledsoe pork stir fry at their Live Cooking Station. The Yolo County Food Bank will also offer a farm breakfast of pancakes, bacon and juice with proceeds benefitting the local community.

Asparagus season has begun and the market's local vendors offer a wide selection of the best-tasting, fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and meats grown or raised in California, including certified organic produce, pork, lamb, beef, chicken, cheese and local eggs, olives and olive oil, plus fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. A craft faire at the north end of the market features unique crafts such as beeswax candles, goats milk soap, pottery, quilted crafts, and more.

For more information, visit www.davisfarmersmarket.org or call (530) 756-1695.

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