On Sunday, the former Webb Park farmers market in Rancho Bernardo made its debut at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.
A one-vendor market at the farmstead is partnering with the relocating Webb Park market to become the North San Diego Certified Farmers Market at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. The two sides are still finalizing the details of the partnership.
Claire Winnick and Richard Knudson, who managed the Rancho Bernardo market, plan to manage the new North San Diego joint venture. The farmstead market's director, Christine Bass, will then shift into the role of market coordinator.
The changes came after the Rancho Bernardo Business Association and Bernardo Town Center Property Owners Association, which owns Webb Park, ended their relationship with the market over revenue concerns at the end of last month. The market was canceled for April 3 as Winnick and Knudson sought a new location.
At the new location at 12655 Sunset Dr. in Escondido, visitors now will have immediate access to the farmstead and pony rides. A significant portion of the market's traffic at Webb Park came in the early afternoon as people left nearby churches, such as The Church at Rancho Bernardo. At the farmstead, the traffic came from a variety of sources: people who had seen the signs from the freeway; hikers; shoppers in the area and more.
The market runs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sundays. It will be closed on Easter, April 24.