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Mission Viejo Farmers Market Moving to Saturday

Mission Viejo plans to move its farmers market time slot following resident requests.

Here's good news for Mission Viejo residents hungry for fresh fruits and veggies on the weekend.

The city announced Thursday that on Feb. 23, the farmers market will shift from Friday to Saturday. It will continue to operate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The change comes after the city received "multiple requests" for a farmers market outside the work week, said city spokeswoman Kelly Tokarski.

The farmers market brings fresh fruit, vegetables, monthly entertainment, artisans and gourmet food trucks to the Civic Center.

When the city council approved the current farmers market in Oct. 2011, city staff chose Fridays so library patrons would not fight for parking spaces with farmers market attendants. (The library is closed Friday mornings).

With the Saturday move, both the library and market will be open at the same time. Parking won't be a problem though, Tokarski said, because City Hall is closed on Saturday.

AVResident2 January 27, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Nice. I really wish we had one in Aliso Viejo.
Peter Schelden January 28, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Hi Jackie, the library is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more info, you can check out their hours of operation here: http://cityofmissionviejo.org/Library/Library.aspx?id=9712
Priscilla January 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM
It will be nice to be able to go to the library and the farmers market at one trip... Kids will love that and we'll go more!
Peter Schelden January 30, 2013 at 12:55 AM
There's been some talk of adding a farmers market to Town Center: http://patch.com/A-1kwZ
Matt February 23, 2013 at 12:30 AM
This is great, looking forward to being able to go to the farmers market now! Saturday is so much better for those of us who work.

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