Market to move?

Farmers’ market supporters lead effort to keep the Saturday event put

Supporters of the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market are circulating a letter via email addressed to Mayor Mary Goloff , asking her to support the Saturday market’s efforts to improve its current location at the parking lot at Second and Wall streets.

Goloff (pictured) has placed the market’s lease option on the June 18 City Council agenda. She says the matter needs to be resolved and that she wants what’s best for the market. Supporters are worried the council may not renew the lease of that city-owned lot, forcing the market to move to the Chico Municipal Center parking lot two blocks to the south.

Some downtown business owners say the market cuts into their Saturday customer base by taking up precious parking spots. Market supporters say it attracts more than 3,000 potential downtown customers each weekend.