School parking lot may be possible location for Rancho Santa Fe Village Farmers Market


By Karen Billing

The farmers market planned for the Rancho Santa Fe village at the proposed El Tordo location has become “quite stuck” in the county process, according to Rancho Santa Fe Association director and farmers market committee liaison Rochelle Putnam. Putnam said the committee has started preliminary talks with the Rancho Santa Fe School District about hosting the market in the district’s front parking lot, potentially on Sunday mornings.

Putnam said RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney will be bringing the item to the RSF School District board — the district’s preliminary concerns are regarding safety and that the market not conflict with weekend school activities.

At their Nov. 6 meeting, the RSF Association board members said they prefer Saturday as the day to hold the market to avoid competing with the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market at Del Rayo Shopping Center in the Fairbanks Ranch area. The RSF Association board members also said Saturday is a better day to draw people to the village. However, the RSF Association board members did say that they prefer holding the farmers market on Sunday than not at all.