Starting today, shoppers looking to swing by and pick out some fresh produce at Wildomar Farmer’s Market will have to go back to the grocery store –the Monday night event has been canceled until further notice due to lack of support.
Wildomar’s market debuted April 12 and continued weekly at Marna O’Brien Park on Palomar Street between Mission Trail and Corydon Street. A long-awaited event for city officials, the market was an aim to bring families and the Wildomar community together.
Not enough people were coming to the event because the location was hard to find, said Paula Willette, the city’s community services director.
“Our park is in a small, out-of-the-way area,” she said.
The market was also incorporated into Wildomar’s summer Concerts in the Park series in hopes of drawing in larger crowds to both events, Willette said earlier.
“Unfortunately we did not have enough participation,” she said.
The market will reopen this spring after Willette finds a better location.
The market costs the city nothing. Willette donated her time planning the weekly event and volunteers ran it. The fees the venders paid to be in the market paid for the cost of lighting the area, Willette said.
On average, there were about 20 vendors that set up shop in the market each week, she said.
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City News Service contributed to this report