Plans unfold for new Farmer’s Market
A spark of good news is lighting Scripps Ranch as plans for a new farmer’s market are underway.
Mark your calendar for May 20 as Newtopia Cyder presents the New Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market, according to Beverly Cassity, the New Farmer’s Market manager.
The New Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market will be held weekly each Thursday night from 3 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot on the eastern side of Newtopia Cyder, 10045 Carroll Canyon Road. Beverly Cassity said a nearby financial institution has agreed to allow Farmer’s Market customers to use its lot for parking during the event.
Beverly, who will manage the market along with her husband Mike Cassity, said she is working in conjunction with Newtopia Cyder owner Rick Moreno to open this new weekly event.
The New Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market will feature between 30 to 40 vendors, including farm-fresh produce, flowers, food “from around the world” and more, Beverly said. She said she is being very selective while choosing vendors to ensure that the finest are available for customers.
In addition, the New Farmer’s Market will include bistro tables and chairs for dining, as well as live music. Hand sanitizer will be available and other safety precautions will be taken for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Beverly said.
The nonprofit sponsor and recipient of donations from the New Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Association.
The Cassitys managed the old Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market, which closed in October 2018. The old Farmer’s Market served as an ongoing fundraising project for Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary, with a large percentage of the profits benefitting the school. Held every Saturday for about 17 years, the old Farmer’s Market was forced to close because the San Diego Unified School District board voted to redevelop the property where the market was being held at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, in the former Innovations Academy parking lot.
Look for the February print issue of Scripps Ranch News for more details about the New Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market.