The Arcata Plaza had a busy morning today

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ARCATA, Calif.(KIEM)- The Arcata Plaza hosted its weekly Humboldt County farmers market. Where you can find the freshest Humboldt County grown plants, meats, and much more, though it is required to wear a mask, some still don’t feel comfortable being around others, so they offer the harvest box.

“You can order your produce box ahead of time online and then easily come by the farmers market to pick it up. And it’s a really easy way to access local produce. We have expanded to have picked up sites Blue Lake and Trinidad and Valley West and also the Jefferson Center in Eureka,” Katherine Nunes-Siciliani Assistant Manger at the Arcata Farmers Market. 

The Arcata Plaza also hosted the species event that has been going on since 1979. Those that participated dressed as reptiles, plants, or any species of their choice.

“The parade is all about celebrating all species, all us relatives on this earth,” Laura Munos, Coordinator for the Arcata Play House. 

The parade started at 1 PM, where they looped around the plaza twice, with Bandemonium leading the way.

“This year, we had a wonder wagon go around and give people little kits for kids to make a mask at home because of Covid,” James Hildebrandt, Technical Director at the Arcata Play House.

Though the all-species parade is usually around The North County Fair, which was canceled this year, the turnout was still great.