Mirkarimi pushes farmers' markets plan

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is making it easier for farmers’ markets to open up for business on land under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department.

His legislation to lower the cost of farmers' market permits was approved Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors' Budget and Finance Committee. It now requires approval by the full board.

The legislation comes as the department is working with the Haight-Ashbury Improvement Association to bring 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.

“We want to make as many neighborhoods throughout The City as friendly and as enabled to bring in farmers' markets,” Mirkarimi said. “We have seen how farmers’ markets have enriched many neighborhoods.”
 

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Legal challenge halts SFPD jurisdiction over dog attacks on federal land

Dog owners beware — canine attacks are now consequence-free on federal land… Continue reading

SF police shoot burglary suspect in Mission District

Man allegedly attacked officers before being shot in first on-duty SFPD shooting since June 2018

Not even heavy rain can stop the 25th annual SantaCon

Jolly, drunken fun event for Santas is the ‘least wonderful time of the year’ for many locals

Ronen says $100M service expansion is ‘going to fix’ SF’s mental health crisis

Compromise mental health plan has backing of mayor, full Board of Supervisors

Civil liberties lawyer files to take on Pelosi

A San Francisco-based civil liberties lawyer, progressive advocate, DJ and poet is… Continue reading

Most Read