The farmers' markets will be held on Wednesday afternoons between 3 and 7 p.m. (or dusk, if it comes sooner), with one additional hour at each end for set-up and disassembly.
Items allowed for sale include produce, flowers, plants and prepared foods, according to a Planning Commission staff report. There will be no outdoor cooking. Food trucks will not be a part of the scene, Mr. Schaan said.
"It was never MY intention to interfere with any local businesses," market manager Maggie Foard told the Almanac. "There is a good deli at Skywood Trading Post and good burger scene at Alice's across the street. We have Cafe Questa down in La Honda, The Mountain House a few minutes up the road on King's Mountain (Road) and the Bella Vista. There are good places to eat out. What we don't have up here is a convenient place to shop for fresh goods."
The market will offer local organic vegetables, organic apples, honey, grass-fed beef, wild and sustainable seafood, native plants and seedlings, fresh goat cheese, free-range eggs and goat's-milk chocolate made by Ms. Foard, she said, adding: "Alice's Restaurant across the street will put on (a) weekly Wednesday market menu consisting of ingredients from the market such as a grass-fed burger and a special market salad."
Buying a truckload of broccoli or carrots and showing up claiming to be a local farmer is not allowed. The market is one of 31 certified by the San Mateo County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures, which requires that the goods are being sold by the people who produced them. "Truly a farm-to-table transaction," Ms. Foard noted.
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