Sunday, April 26, 2009

Farmers Market coming to Bird Rock?

A farmers market may be coming to Bird Rock this summer. At last week's Bird Rock Community Council meeting, Philomene Offen, a member of the Bird Rock Seaside Market Committee, said that the third week of June has tentatively been targeted as the start-up date for the new market. It would be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays so as not to compete with the existing La Jolla farmers market held on Sundays at La Jolla Elementary School. Anne McBee, market co-chairwoman, said it will be a "very small, intimate market really only geared toward the Bird Rock Community." It's been suggested that it could be held near the Starbucks-anchored strip mall at 5604 La Jolla Blvd. Work to do McBee stressed that the new farmers market is very much a grassroots effort in its formative stages. "There are many steps we have to go through," she said, "including getting permits from the city." McBee added that the committee has been working with consultants to research what other farmers markets have done. She said the committee is looking for volunteers. The next committee meeting will likely be at the end of April and will be listed on BRCC's website. An update on the farmers market will be given at May's BRCC meeting.

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