Saturday Market Sign along Highway 89, calling passersby to join in on the fun. Photo by Andrea Singer

First Saturday Market of the season is held; Crescent Country owner thanks the community

By Andrea Singer

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Crescent Country is a small family business tucked along Highway 89 in Crescent Mills, specializing in antiques, collectibles and unique gifts since 1985. In recent years it has become a hub for local artists and small businesses — from the Saturday Markets to the monthly Artist Spotlights — Crescent Country is a place where small businesses and artists can shine.

The first Saturday of every month, from April to October, owner Lisa Forcino holds a Saturday Market where local artists and small businesses can connect with the community and sell their goods. Due to weather the Saturday Market had been put off two months in a row, but finally this past weekend the sun showed its face allowing the first market of the season to pop off, and with great success. Just like Crescent County, the monthly markets have something for everyone, from handmade knives to sourdough bread, and custom outdoor furniture to hand-dyed tie dye apparel.

But don’t think that these markets are only a place to shop, they also provide an opportunity to connect with other community members and feel a sense of unity many residents yearn for since the loss of Greenville. As you stroll along from booth to booth familiar faces and small talk envelope you in a feeling of home. If you missed June’s market make sure to come July 1st and see for yourself what the buzz is all about.


Letter to Plumas County from Owner Lisa Forcino:

Dear friends, Indian Valley, Plumas County, and beyond,

Owning, managing, and working in the small business world under the best conditions is fraught with challenges. Doing so and still standing after 3 years of COVID, Dixie Fire, supply chain issues, inflation, and political strife speaks to our exceptional resiliency and grit (thanks Mom and Dad). Perhaps we were pushed far beyond what we may have imagined we were capable of, yet here we are stepping bravely into another year of uncertainty. Bravo to the people of Indian Valley! Many thanks to those that shopped local and came to the First Saturday Markets. We deeply appreciate the locality and support.

Karen Juska sells her fresh baked sourdough bread from her yellow bug Saturday, June 3. Photo By Andrea Singer
Lavonne Smith provides a variety of homemade jam and jellies. Photo By Andrea Singer