Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Farmer's Market

If you haven't recently shopped at the Farmer's Market in Alameda, the location has changed to Haight and Webster Street. Market days are Tuesdays and Saturdays. The only positive aspect of the move is the Saturday venue; and hopefully more people can attend since the 9 to 5 working stiff get the day off. The move unfortunately has made the Market to be placed in a strange location that doesn't really work. The street is sectioned off on Haight Avenue, east of Webster where the Market is a L formation. The vegetable stands are on the street and the other food stands wrap around into the parking lot of the Chosen Vessel and Lucky Ju Ju Pinball lot.

The reason why the Farmer's Market had to move to a new location is that Gallagher and Lindsey is selling the parking lot where the Market was originally located on Webster. Forcing the move of the Farmer's Market is bad for community spirit. I know Gallagher and Lindsey are in the business of making money, however, they are also in the business of promoting and creating community amenities.

Just as long the fresh produce, fair prices and La Farine Bakery do not go away, I will be content.

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