Changes in store for Tuesday farmers market at SLO Grange Hall

jhickey@thetribunenews.comJuly 9, 2013 

The Tuesday Broad Street Farmers Market held at the San Luis Obispo Grange Hall is reorganizing to create a safer and bigger market.

The market is switching the parking and vending areas and growing from 18 to 22 vendors starting Aug. 6. There will also be areas for eating, music and dancing.

“One of the biggest concerns is liability. People were driving too fast around the back of the building. There were too many close calls. We don’t want customers, especially children, to get run over,” said market manager Mary White.

The rearranged market will feature a “Produce Alley” along the side of the building and a “Food Court” in the grove area, with all parking in front of the building at 2880 Broad St.

While the change will create safer flow for customers, White says, the market will be less visible to those driving by on Broad Street. White said she has plans for increased signage to attract additional customers.

The market, which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m., has typical revenues of $3,000 weekly.

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