Salinas Farmers’ Market moves to new location in Old Town

Salinas Farmers’ Market moves to new location in Old Town

The Salinas Farmers Market has officially moved out of its current location in Old Town. This Saturday the market will be at its new home on the 300 block of Main Street, (on the same block as the former Dick Bruhn and Rabobank buildings, both under construction as they transform into new housing, stores and a new restaurant.) Joel Panzer, the vice president of the Oldtown Salinas Foundation, said the move was due to the current market eventually outgrowing its current footprint on West Gabilan Street. “It will be a good change, maybe we can double the number of retail spaces and provide more social and cultural programs,” Panzer said. The Salinas Farmers Market exploded in popularity after the March 2020 lockdown. According to organizers, it has become a favorite outdoor spot for people during the pandemic. The Oldtown Salinas Foundation visited the city to ask about the expansion of the market on Gabilan Street, either towards Monterey Street to the east or towards City Hall to the west. Ultimately, the city suggested moving the market to Main Street because it would be safer for pedestrians and traffic control. The day and time for the Salinas Farmers Market will remain the same; every Saturday of the year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Salinas Farmers Market has officially moved beyond its current location in Old Town.

This Saturday the market will be in its new home on the 300 block of Main Street, (on the same block as the former Dick Bruhn and Rabobank buildings, both under construction as they convert to new accommodation, shops and a new restaurant. ) Joel Panzer, vice president of the Oldtown Salinas Foundation, said the move was due to the current market eventually outgrowing its current footprint on West Gabilan Street.

“It will be a good change, maybe we can double the number of retail spaces and provide more social and cultural programs,” Panzer said.

The Salinas Farmers Market exploded in popularity after the March 2020 lockdown. According to organizers, it has become a favorite outdoor spot for people during the pandemic.

The Oldtown Salinas Foundation visited the city to ask about the expansion of the market on Gabilan Street, either to Monterey Street to the east or to City Hall to the west. Ultimately, the city suggested moving the market to Main Street because it would be safer for pedestrians and traffic control.

The day and time for the Salinas Farmers Market will remain the same; every Saturday of the year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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