Clovis farmer's market kicks off, but with some changes

There were no picnic tables or chairs or live music. The market was designed for customers to come, get what they need from growers and leave.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- For Jason Everhart, selling cherries at the Old Town Clovis means more than a profit.

It's a hobby that's created a special bond between him and his daughter, Maddie.

"My daughter just turned two and her favorite thing is to go to the farm and pick cherries," he says.

He's been selling at the Friday night farmer's market for years.

However, as it kicks off this year, the market looks and sounds a little different.

The annual market no longer stretches down the street.

It's made up only of growers selling products, and they all have to wear masks and gloves. Customers tell the growers what they need and the growers hand it to them. There is no sampling.

Many shoppers wore masks on Friday night, keeping their distance as they came in to get what they need.

There were no picnic tables or chairs. The market was designed for customers to come, get what they need and leave.

Despite the changes, Everhart says he's glad to be able to be at the market amid the crisis.

"It's obviously not going to be the big hoopla with music but I think we're going to have a fun time."

As a picture of his daughter sits nearby, he hopes he may be able to share the experience with her next year.

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