With cooler temperatures forecasted later this week comes the fall air and the smell of homemade pies made from apples, pears and other locally grown produce reminiscent of the fall harvest.
The Mission Viejo Farmers Market on Friday will display a great selection of certified organic produce with some unique offerings like heirloom tomatoes, purple carrots and other fresh produce – apples, pears and pumpkin – perfect for fall recipes and hearty, healthy eating.
Along with fall produce and fabulous cuisine from the California Grill gourmet food truck, patrons will get a taste of the magical entertainment on tap for the October 14 Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival. This year’s festival, which brings books to life, will celebrate the middle ages with live demonstrations of archery, knights in battle, catapult launching, craft activities and live entertainment from folks like singer/guitarist Jason Feddy and actors Ava Burton and John Gardiner.
Feddy is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist who has toured with and opened for musical greats like Neil Young, Roy Harper, John Martyn, The Cranberries, Tears For Fears and Christie Moore.
Burton is a classically trained British actor who has toured with numerous companies playing Shakespeare throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. She is a member of LA’s acclaimed Neo Theater Ensemble.
Gardiner has performed in nearly 40 productions of Shakespeare in the U.S. and Europe. He was a resident actor for five years at the South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. He has been performing in “Shakespeare’s Fool” since 2010.
He and Burton will delight market patrons with some intriguing monologues while Feddy shows off his musical flair. Keeping in step with the theme of the Oct. 14 Readers’ Festival, market-goers on Friday will also enjoy the “Medieval Dude” who will meander through the courtyard greeting the community and telling a tale or two.
The Mission Viejo Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday in the Civic Center courtyard at 200 Civic Center. For more information, visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org/farmersmarket. Information about the October 14 Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival is available at cityofmissionviejo.org/ReadersFestival.