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For Immediate Release
May 16, 2013

Contact:
Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
650-780-7305

New Location Identified for Saturday Farmers Market
September 7 is target date for market's new site 

Redwood City, CA -The Redwood City Kiwanis Club's Saturday Farmers Market has been a beloved fixture in Downtown Redwood City for over three decades. The Market operates April through November from 8 am - noon, presently at the corner of Winslow Street and Hamilton Street, directly across from the Middlefield Road parking lot. With construction of the new Redwood Tower building in the Middlefield lot anticipated to begin in fall of 2013, along with other development possibilities in the vicinity, the Redwood City Kiwanis and the City staff have been working together to find a suitable new location for the farmers market.

The City and the Redwood City Kiwanis Club are pleased to jointly announce that the Saturday farmers market will move to a section of Arguello Street north of Marshall Street, as early as September of this year, pending final approval by the City Council at its meeting on May 20. To accommodate the market's Saturday morning operations, Arguello Street will be closed from Marshall Street north to about halfway down the block toward Brewster, along with a half-block of Bradford Street from Arguello. Parking will be encouraged in the Perry Street Caltrain lot, and the San Mateo County Center garage; use of Caltrain for out-of-town patrons will also be encouraged, offering easy, direct access between the Redwood City Caltrain station and the market's new location.

This move is being proposed to assure that the Redwood City Kiwanis farmers market's successful operation can continue, and that it remains the wonderful Saturday morning Redwood City tradition that has endured for so many years. If approved by the City Council, it's anticipated that the first market in the new location will be on September 7, however that may move to a later date depending on the final construction schedule for Redwood Tower.

"Our staff's close work with the Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market has made this transition possible, and we're very pleased to be able to come to such a positive outcome for a new location," said Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre. "I want to encourage everyone to be sure to visit the market on Saturday mornings, both at the current location and at their new home on Arguello once they relocate this fall."

Caroline McHenry, President of the Redwood City Kiwanis Club and manager of the farmers market, noted that, "The Redwood City Kiwanis Club is all about supporting the community, and through our close relationship with the City, we've been able to both find a great new site, and do our part to support the future of Downtown."

The Redwood City Kiwanis Farmers Market is the oldest and largest farmers market on the Peninsula. It was started in 1979 with the intention of supporting local independent farmers and supplying the community with fresh produce. Visit their Facebook page

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