A Joint Statement from Livermore Downtown Inc., Livermore Pride, and the City of Livermore regarding the Livermore Farmers Market
On Tuesday, June 16, leaders of our organizations met to collaborate and develop a shared response to the regrettable incident at the Livermore Farmers Market that occurred on Sunday, June 7, and the subsequent resignation of the California Farmers’ Market Association (CFMA) from their management role.
Our immediate collective response is as follows:
The Farmers Market is a community institution that many have anxiously awaited both for a return to social connection and, importantly, economic recovery for the many independent growers, food crafters, artisans and others whose passion brings them to the Market each week. We encourage Farmers Market shoppers and our community residents to find ways to support these vendors during this interim period. With more retail shopping now permitted with the Shelter in Place guidelines, we also know that all of our area businesses are looking forward to serving you and need your patronage.
We are committed to working swiftly and judiciously as we define next steps and explore options to bring the Livermore Farmers Market back to downtown. You can expect updates as they become available.
Livermore Downtown Inc. President
Livermore Pride Executive Director
City of Livermore Vice Mayor
City Council Liaison to Livermore Downtown Inc.