Proposed Rancho Santa Fe Village Farmers Market to come back before Rancho Santa Fe Association board

By Karen Billing

The idea of a Rancho Santa Fe Village Farmers Market is expected to come back before the RSF Association board at a future meeting, possibly in October or November. According to board director Craig McAllister, the proposal for a weekly market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. now has a possible new location on La Gracia, near The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Local resident Janet Lawless Christ, who has taken the lead on the market effort, has said that the market is a way to bring weekend business and activity for village merchants. In the past, reaction to a possible market has been mixed, with some village residents not wanting street closures and traffic on weekends. Some residents have also expressed concern about the need for a Farmers Market in the RSF Village as there are similar markets held in surrounding areas.

The market was originally proposed on El Tordo, between Avenida de Acacias and La Granada.