fbpx

Save Essential News!

Donate Today!

Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

Alhambra Farmers Market to relocate

The Alhambra Farmers Market may temporarily relocate starting Aug. 17, according to Community Services Director Martin Ray. Ray presented Monday to Alhambra City Council a proposal to move the Sunday market from its current location on Monterey and Bay State streets to 2nd and Main streets. The farmers market must relocate due to the construction of a new mixed-used development at Alhambra Place.

City staff explored two other locations: a parking lot south of Valley Boulevard and Chapel Avenue and the Alhambra Courthouse parking lot located at Commonwealth Avenue and 1st Street. Ray cited a lack of visibility, the possibility of disturbing nearby residents, and a lack of parking as reasons why staff dismissed these options, adding that the Main and 2nd location is close to public parking and shopping.

"Come and shop at Main Street. Eat at Main Street. We want people to come and stay," Ray said Monday. "That's the whole idea of moving it closer to Main Street."

City staff is calling the move temporary because it is unclear whether the market will return to Monterey and Bay State once construction at Alhambra Place is completed, according to City Manager Mary Swink. 

City Council responded positively to the relocation and commended Alhambra Farmers Market Manager Harry Wong. You’re doing a great job," Councilman Steven Placido said. "I see your staff, they're very friendly, they help out, they're very relaxed, they take care of anything that happens and you keep that area very safe for families. It’s a great program we offer here in town and largely from what Martin [Ray] says is because of you.”

City staff also updated Council on the progress of goals outlined in Alhambra's Strategic Plan. Updates included the completion and installation of picnic shelters at Alhambra Park, as well as the planned completion of other goals, including the installation of band shell flooring at Alhambra Park and the implementation of an online registration system for Alhambra leisure classes.

Weren't able to attend the meeting? You can watch it here. City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of City Hall: 111 S. First St., Alhambra, Calif., 91801. The next regular meeting will be on July 28 at 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Thank you for reading our story! Alhambra Source is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our newsroom reports fact-based quality journalism that educates, informs and engages our diverse communities - with no paywall. Support our mission and donate today!

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

Leave a Reply

3 thoughts on “Alhambra Farmers Market to relocate”

  1. Linda Trevillian

    Could you elaborate on the relocation? Second and Main Streets are completely built on. Where will the market be held? In a parking lot behind some commercials buildings? In the street? The large parking lot behind the courthouse was mentioned. That seems to me to be an ideal place. Yes, it’s close to residences, but I can’t think of any aspect of a farmers’ market that would disturb residents.

    1. Hi Linda,

      Thank you for your comment. The market will be held on the actual street surface of Second Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Main Street. The streets will be blocked off to accomodate space for this, according to Harry Wong the manager of the farmer's market.

      – Kyle

  2. 2nd and Main is ok with me. I always jog to the Farmers Market when I go, and that is doable.

Do you have a question you would like to ask Alhambra candidates?

Ask your Alhambra City Council OR your Alhambra Unified School Board Candidates a question ahead of the 2020 elections!