Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market to close thru the end of the year

Dec 21, 2015

San Luis Obispo's downtown farmer's market is taking a holiday break for the next two weeks. The market is staying consistent while some others are seeing a decline in vendors.

Credit Randol White, KCBX

Some California farmers are expressing a drain of resources, due to drought and fall heat. The L.A. Times reports some Central Coast farmers are taking a break from selling at markets in Southern California they normally frequent.

Farmers come from a radius of 200 miles to the downtown San Luis Obispo market and make up about a third of its vendors.

Jill Billich is the Farmer's Market Manager with the Downtown Association and said while it's normal for there to be less product this time of year, the market hasn't seen an unusual drop in vendors.

"It's very beneficial to attend this market, with the thousands and thousands of people that come through on a weekly basis," said Billich. "It's a good market to be committed to. There's so many people in our community that are health conscious and are wanting to eat those locally sourced veggies."

The market is slated to reopen the first Thursday of 2016, if the weather permits.