LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market will launch a weekly Friday afternoon market in downtown Long Beach in early May. The debut is scheduled for Friday, May 6, and the market will be held weekly through September.

The market is planned as an authentic regional market featuring food and produce delivered fresh and direct from those who farm, ranch, fish, produce packaged food, and grow flowers and plants. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the weekly Friday afternoon market will support working food producers, honor their way of life and provide a place to gather as a community to have fun.

The market will feature entertainment, education and games, including music, nutritional information, and amusements for children. The venue will also serve as a meeting place for locals and visitors. Restaurants in the area will feature purveyors’ dinner menus showcasing market foods, and will provide an opportunity to learn about those who grow and provide those foods.

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