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Farmers Market to Close if Low Attendance Continues

Attendance at the Castro Valley’s Farmers’ Market is low, according to Bob Swanson, Constituent Liaison for Supervisor Nate Miley. If the attendance doesn’t increase, the farmers’ market could close for good. 

The farmers’ market usually shuts down at the end of October and reopens in May, but it remained open year-round starting in October 2013.

Swanson believed by bringing in food trucks to the farmers’ market, it helped the market to have enough business to be open all year.

The Castro Valley Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Castro Valley BART parking lot.

Do you want the market to stay open? Or do you prefer to shop for your fruits and vegetables at a local grocery store? Let us know in the comment section below.

CV Deb January 20, 2014 at 06:00 AM
Go ahead and close, the Hayward one is much better! And cheaper, Let's get the food trucks instead.
Feliz Dubois January 20, 2014 at 03:59 PM
I think what is missing is a better selection. I go there because it is convenient and I want to support the cv area. But there are not enough vendors with a good variety of produce. Keep this farmers market but bring in more stands.
tc January 28, 2014 at 02:31 PM
I agree with Rachel. Change the day, maybe even to Sunday. Some people work Saturdays. Also it needs to be advertised in the forum and other local publications. A banner or signage wouldn't hurt. There are a lot of people that don't even know it's open all year.
Nancy Ash January 28, 2014 at 08:51 PM
I love that Castro Valley has a farmers market and hope to keep it going - but perhaps it needs to just be a spring/summer market as there is not much interesting produce during the winter. The food trucks are NOT a draw - you can get ribs anywhere! We need more food trucks - like the one in Hayward on Monday nights. What happened to bring food trucks to the Blvd? The restaurants in CV are dismal!

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