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Farmers market in Atascadero moves back to Sunken Gardens

Maria Wright Galve sells produce at the Atascadero Farmer’s Market. She is happy the market has moved back to Sunken Gardens because there is shade from the trees and more customers.
Maria Wright Galve sells produce at the Atascadero Farmer’s Market. She is happy the market has moved back to Sunken Gardens because there is shade from the trees and more customers. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The farmers market in Atascadero has moved back to the Sunken Gardens.

The market — which had been held in the Smart & Final parking lot — will now be downtown every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Sunken Gardens previously played host to the market, but it moved to what was then the Albertsons parking lot in 2011.

“The return of farmers market to our downtown will be a welcomed addition for our merchants and restaurants in the surrounding area,” Mayor Tom O’Malley said in statement in early March.

With just 40 minutes to set up and crowds eagerly awaiting to spend money, the pressure is on vendors at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market to set up tables, unload their produce and arrange everything before 6:10 p.m. Thursday nights. Music by the

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