Editor's Note: Patch first told you about this month. This week, organizers released the following announcement with new details about the market.
Wednesday evenings will come alive in downtown Encinitas with opening of the new Encinitas Station Certified Farmers Market. This market will be taking a different angle than most markets in the county and will consist of close to 40 vendors who focus solely on specialty food items such as cheeses, meats, honey, breads and local farm fresh organic produce.
The market has a strong partnership with Whole Foods Market and the North County Transit District. Look for special Coaster fares to the market and incentives for walking and biking as well. The market is also single use plastic bag free. This idea was adapted from the Santa Monica Farmer’s market, one of the most successful farmer’s markets in California. Bring your own bags to the market because vendors will not be passing them out! DEMA will be partnering with Whole Foods Market to pass out bags to the first 200 hundred customers for the initial months of the market.
The Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association has been working for over a year on the new Encinitas Station Certified Farmer’s Market project. The market is intended to fill the need for a mid week farmers market in Encinitas.
Carris Rhodes, Program Assistant at DEMA, was the lead on the project and is thrilled to introduce a evening farmer’s market to downtown Encinitas. DEMA has been the main coordinator of this farmers market and aims to bolster foot-traffic in the downtown Encinitas district while giving residents more access to fresh, organic local produce. Stacy Poynter of Herbal Gourmet Marketing will be the market manager and will be helping get the market off the ground.
May through September, the farmers market will run from 5 to 8 p.m. — and October through April, the market will run from 4 to 7 p.m.
This will be Encinitas’ second farmers market. This market was designed to be a compliment to the Sunday Farmer’s Market coordinated by DEMA’s sister organization the Leucadia MainStreet. The Leucadia Market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paul Ecke Elementary on Union Street.
Please see www.encinitas101.com for more information.