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Extreme heat forces closure of Hanford, Clovis farmers markets

As the Central Valley enters triple digit season, two local farmers markets have been cancelled due to the severe heat. 

Clovis’ Business Organization of Old Town (BOOT) axed Friday night’s Farmers Market because of the 111 degree forecast for the day. 

The next farmers market date is scheduled for June 25. 

Hanford came to the same conclusion as Clovis, cancelling its farmers market that was scheduled for Thursday evening. 

The cancellations come after the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for much of the Central Valley. 

The National Weather Service has issued the warning for Thursday through Saturday with high temperature forecasts ranging from 105 degrees to 112 degrees.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.