Farmers market fees lowered

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that makes it easier for farmers markets to open up for business on land under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department.

Introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, the legislation lowers the cost of farmers market permits on rec and park land.

The legislation comes as the rec and par department is working with the Haight-Ashbury Improvement Association to open a farmers market on the closed portion of Waller Street in Golden Gate Park. The department has not had applications from farmers’ markets to operate on Rec and Park land because the existing fee structure was too prohibitive.

“This is a simple common sense piece of legislation,” Mirkarimi said. “In rec and park land in many parts of the city we know that people would like to help test the idea of a farmers’ market. So what this does is it allows and enables that to occur at something that is reasonably priced. This is an experiement worth trying out.”
 

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