By Jules Shane
Mission Valley’s newest farmers market has arrived at lovely Civita park and aims to bring fresh local goods and produce to the quickly developing area. On Oct. 5, the market celebrated its premier with an inflatable kids’ play area, and venders offering samples throughout the day. Tents lined the park’s lower walkways as residents came from around the city to eat, drink, and shop.
“Its been a great day and this market has a lot of potential,” said Tasha Ardalan, one of the market managers from the San Diego County Farm Bureau. “And the more community support we get, the more venders will come out.”
There were 35 venders in total, selling hot and cold foods, fresh produce, and handmade arts and crafts. Local business owners casually conversed with customers about their wares as well as their hopes for the burgeoning market.
Open from 3–7 p.m. every Friday, the farmers market at Civita park hopes to continue to attract local retailers and residents to enjoy time at the still-growing 14-acre greenspace in the middle of Mission Valley.
In addition, Civita park is also host to Food Truck Tuesdays every week from 5:30–8:30 p.m. with a rotating menu of local options to choose from. To learn more about the park, farmers market, or to see the food truck schedule, go to bit.ly/2PxNk1U.