The farmers market is coming back this year, but it will no longer be on San Mateo Avenue, the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce recently announced.
Locals looking to find fresh produce and baked goods will now have to go to , where the farmers market will now reside.
The decision to move the market to the mall was motivated by a desire to bring more visibility to San Bruno’s farmers market and because trying to turned out to be not so successful, said Jessica Evans, the CEO of the chamber.
This will be a good thing, Evans added, because a bigger space means the organization that runs the market, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, can bring in a lot more vendors. The market will be held in the parking lot on the El Camino Real side.
The chamber is also hoping the market becomes the biggest one held on Sundays in the area, Evans said.
What happens to San Mateo Avenue moving forward?
Evans said the chamber doesn’t want to abandon the downtown strip, which has continued to struggle economically. As an alternative, she said, the chamber might organize a midweek event similar to what San Carlos does in which music and other activities are provided.