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Leucadia Famers Market celebrates 10th anniversary

ENCINITAS — On a warm summer’s day there is nothing like biting into a juicy peach or a sun ripened tomato. Since July 2005, the Leucadia Farmers Market has been the place to get the best local produce and meet up with your neighbors for a sweet Sunday afternoon.

On July 19 the Leucadia 101 Main Street is inviting the entire community to join farmers market founders to hear about the unique history of the Leucadia Farmers Market.

This celebration will also include an exclusive tour of the market led by market manager Ron LaChance. The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association will also be handing out commemorative 10-Year-Anniversary shirts to those who attend the market tour and to anyone who spends $50 or more at the market!

Those that want to partake in the festivities should meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Leucadia 101 Main Street Booth which will be located by the picnic tables at the end of the prepared foods isle. The Leucadia Farmers Market is located at 185 Union Street for those who are attending for the first time.

Morgan Mallory, a founding Leucadia 101 board member and Farmers Market founder is proud to say that “Over the last 10 years not only have proceeds from the market funded school projects that would not be otherwise funded at Paul Ecke Central School, but they have helped support the Leucadia 101 Main Street effort to keep the flavor of Leucadia while assisting in planning for its positive future and producing many of our community’s beloved events.”

Few people that attend the market each Sunday know about the effort and dedication that went into starting the Leucadia Farmers Market over 10 years ago.

This market was founded by the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association and the Paul Ecke Central School PTA with the advice and dedication of Market Manager Ron LaChance. Finding the location and starting a partnership took over a year and the market finally opened its door at the end of June in 2005.

Mallory also added “We are very proud of our Farmers Market with it’s diverse offerings of organic locally grown produce, food products, flowers, art and much more. It is inspiring to see how this market has matured to be an iconic hub for our entire community.”

To reserve your space in the market tour RSVP to as space is limited.

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1 comment

Morgan Mallory July 17, 2015 at 7:34 am

Special thanks and acknowledgement goes our to all who have helped nurture our market into what we enjoy today. The serendipitous partnership between the PEC PTA and L101MainStreet is the cornerstone of the market’s success. It is the perfect location. Kudos to Sandy Dallager, the PTA president, who worked to form the partnership, Elizabeth Drum, L101’s part time program manager at the time, the current L101 Board and PTA, market staff member, Sand Miller and more. Additionally, Carris Rhodes, L101’s current program manager is the current administrator of the market and conscientiously works with all parties to manage the market’s success and operations and deserves credit and thanks.
And if there was one individual that deserves praise and thanks is market manager, Ron La Chance. His cheerful, caring stewardship of the operation has been the main cause of the success of the market. THANK YOU RON. I replete, THANK YOU, RON.
BIG THANKS goes out to all the local vendors sharing their produce and products.
And finally, big THANK YOUS go our to our community for their deserved support.
We look forward to continued success and encourage your support, and remember to do all we can to enjoy the market and respect the neighbors in walking or biking to the market and if driving park responsibly.
This is our market.

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