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Canopy Supply and Repair

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Canopy Supply and Repair

There are over 100 canopies currently in use at the Vista Farmers Market and over 1,000 canopies in markets and events in San Diego county. Some need replacing and some need repairing. It is likely that someone could make a business of repairing and replacing canopies at the four dozen farmers markets and at other events in this county alone. If you’re interested, please contact mark@vistafarmersmarket.com

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Understanding Farmers and Makers Absences and Changes

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Understanding Farmers and Makers Absences and Changes

Entrepreneurs use the market to learn, listen and test. Sometimes they decide to change businesses or markets, but more often it means an occasional absence so that they can test an annual event or remake their display or rethink their business. The market provides a wonderful place for them to test and listen, and a wonderful place for you to test and comment.  Most vendors that leave, do so for business reasons. If you like a product or vendor, support them and tell your friends to buy from them too.

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Finding Your Favorite Vendors

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Finding Your Favorite Vendors

There are a variety of local and state regulations that overlap and push against one another in a farmers market. This occasionally requires that, for instance, eggs not be placed in direct sun or farmers not be placed next to non-farmers. We know that making any change can make you work a little harder to find your favorite booth and we appreciate your understanding as we try to balance all the requirements and needs of more than 100 farmers and makers at the market. More changes are coming due to a new state law that takes effect in January.

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Water Programs Available to Homeowners and Businesses

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Community | 0 comments

Water Programs Available to Homeowners and Businesses

The state of California and San Diego County have a variety of water conservation programs and everyone is encouraged to take advantage of them. Through the state, business and homeowners can receive $2 per square foot for taking out grass and putting in other plants or landscaping. This covers plants and other landscaping features. Visit their website at socalwatersmart.com for more information about all of their programs. In addition, San Diego County is offering $1.50 per square foot for turf (lawn) replacement for homes and businesses but with a few more requirements. The area must be 400 square feet or more, yard must be visible from street, and does not include vegetables (but does include herbs, trees, and soil amendments). Visit their site at sdcwa.org for more...

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Sustainable Santa is Back!

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Farmers Market | 0 comments

Sustainable Santa is Back!

Sustainable Santa brings the “Santa’s United” campaign to the Vista Farmers Market in an effort to curb childhood obesity. Santa’s Three Food Rules are aimed at curbing the consumption of the unhealthy sweets and snacks children eat. This is a new movement where “healthy happy Santas” appear at Farmers Markets and children can have their picture taken with Santa for free while being introduced to the joy of sampling fresh whole foods. Sustainable Santa will be sampling “garden bites” at the Vista Farmers Market this holiday season. Santa also has some inexpensive guides that you will find useful this holiday season. If this year’s efforts prove successful, we will attempt to expand the “Santa promotes healthy eating” effort to a significantly larger audience next year. You can reach Santa at...

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