Our own downtown Pomona farmers market celebrated it's 2nd year of operation in October. The market has consistently enjoyed crowds of between 400-600 visitors a week. But lately between the rainy weather and the Holiday schedule, our Wednesday evening farmers market at 2nd & Garey has taken a hit. The market was closed this past Wednesday, due to rain. It will be closed Wednesday December 24th (Christmas Eve.) and Wednesday December 31 (New Year's Eve). It is scheduled to re-open Wednesday, January 7, 2009, weather permitting. So until then, all the vendors, farmers, and staff of the Wednesday farmers market wish you all a safe and happy Holiday Season!
The DPOA has been listening to your suggestions and has been busy this past year preparing for another farmers market in the downtown. Finally, the Department of Agriculture has certified us for a Saturday night farmers market to take place in Thomas Plaza on the 2nd and last Saturday's of each month. Like the Wednesday market, the new Saturday evening market will be open year round. The inaugural date is Saturday, January 10, 2009. There will be certified farmers, food vendors, crafters, and live entertainment. There will also be a car show on the last Saturday of each month. We hope to see many of you there!
A word of caution however regarding the Saturday market. We have secured the State of California permits, the County of Los Angeles permits, the Health Department permits, but we are still waiting for the City of Pomona Special Event Permit. Between the City Council elections and the Vehicle Parking District Commission's lack of a quorum, the item won't be heard by the VPD until Thursday, January 8, 2009. We are hopeful that their approval is forthcoming.