Last month, I blogged about a new “stealth” business venture in Nevada City on South Pine Street, across from Taylor-Drake furnishings, that was underway: a year-round farmer’s market.
The construction, in a long vacant space, is continuing as planned and interest is building, according to my sources.
Imagine a big indoor/outdoor space where area farmers can rent food stalls to sell fresh fruit and vegetables. In wintertime, plants could be added. Fresh fish, meat or poultry and other products, such as coffee, flowers and wine, could be sold along with produce.
The opportunities for local entrepreneurs are endless.
This reminds me of the Rockridge Market on the Berkeley-Oakland border, a highly popular venture.
This kind of project is just what Nevada City needs: It melds with the city’s milieu (so to speak) and is an ideal venture to draw more locals, not just tourists, to the downtown.