Event: College Area Farmers Market

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Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: College Avenue Baptist Church

Address: 4747 College Avenue

Description: New College Area Farmers Market

The College Area welcomes a new Farmers’ Market! Beginning on Wednesday, October 29th, the market will run every Wednesday year-round with winter hours of 2pm - 6pm and summer hours of 3pm - 7pm in the parking lot of the College Avenue Baptist Church at 4747 College Avenue. Entrance to the market is from El Cajon Boulevard, just across from the Von’s shopping center.

Operated by the non-profit San Diego County Farm Bureau, the goal is to provide a wide variety of high quality, locally grown produce at the market. The Bureau exists to protect and promote local agriculture, so farmers and local produce will be the priority. Also on display will be unique craftworks and artisan food sellers. Live music will be playing regularly.

Casey Anderson of the Farm Bureau says, “We want to create a community gathering place where residents can both see friends and pick up ingredients for a healthy dinner or just grab a bite. We’re confident that this can be a premier farmers market in the region if the community supports it. Come early to stock up on fruits and veggies fresh from the fields, and then stay for the fun.”

Studies show farmer's markets fail if not patronized sufficiently the first month. Please make a point to stop by and spend just a few dollars to help it succeed!