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By Elena Kadvany

Palo Alto, Los Altos farmers markets reopen

Uploaded: May 7, 2015

It's that time of year: The downtown Palo Alto and Los Altos farmers markets are both reopening for the season this week.

The Los Altos Certified Farmers Market opens Thursday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at State and Second Streets downtown. Don't miss the second annual Maypole dance, the launch of a farmers club for kids, a squash giveaway, live music and of course, fresh produce.

"We are happy to be back after the long winter," Doug Hayden, president of California Farmers' Markets Association, which manages the Los Altos market, said in a press release.

Hidden Villa be among the vendors at the Los Altos Farmers' Market, selling the Los Altos Hills farm's organic meat, eggs, produce and flowers.

The Palo Alto Farmers Market, located between Gilman Street and Hamilton Avenue, will open on Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until noon. A "tour of real life songs of independence, heartache, love, desire, reflection, with a flair for social and political conscience" will be provided by Bay Area band The Buds from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The Palo Alto market runs through Dec. 15.

What's in season right now? Check out these handy seasonal charts from the Palo Alto Farmers Market to find out: vegetables and fruits.