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PLEASE become familiar with
the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. We are here to help generate
interest in the landmark, and to encourage our patrons to visit
and support the Homestead by taking tours and participating in the
adjacent activities, which directly support the Homestead. Literature
about the Farmstead is always available to vendors and visitors;
we are Ambassadors for the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.
Sikes Adobe Farmhouse is a State Point of Historic Interest and
a City of San Diego historic site that is being restored by the
San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority to its period of
significance – the period from 1869 to 1899 – which is the time
period when it was occupied by the Sikes family. From it we can
learn what life was like for the pioneer settlers in San Diego shortly
after statehood. The Farmhouse was initially restored in January
2004. In October 2007 it was burned to the ground except for the
adobe walls. Rebuilding began in August 2009. The Grand Re-Opening
Ceremony was held June 26, 2010.
We wish to
thank our Market Sponsors,
The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. The Historic Farmstead
is owned and operated by the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers
OFFICIALLY: The "Webb
Park Certified Farmers Market" is no longer operating. Those market
operations, including its current governing rules and vendor base,
have adopted the functional name the North San Diego Farmers
Market. Beginning Sunday 4/10, the North San Diego Farmers
Market will be operating as part of the existing Certified
Farmers Market located at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.
Their existing Sikes Adobe Farmstead vendor base was fairly small,
and the Webb Park vendors have been made to feel very welcome and
wanted. The combining of our 2 markets is wonderful for both sides.
Until a formal merger
of the 2 markets is finalized, we are operating as:
North San Diego Farmers Market,
part of the
Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead CERTIFIED Farmers Market.
We are working toward merging
Diego Farmers Market (formerly the Webb Park CERTIFIED
Farmers Market) and the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead CERTIFIED
The intention is for the resulting
new Certified Farmers Market to be called: The North San
Diego CERTIFIED Farmers Market at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead.
The merged market will be managed by Richard Knudson and Claire
Winnick, along with Christine Bass as Market Coordinator. We hope
to have all the terms of the merger finalized by the end of May,
but operationally we are a "work in progress" as of Sunday April
features of the combined market environment include a rotating availability
of: pony rides, trail rides, wagon rides, and tours of the Historic
Sikes Adobe Farmstead. And don't forget about our kids jumper from
North County Jumpers, and JustaClown Face-painting and Balloons!
FIRST AND FOREMOST: we ask
for your ongoing FLEXIBILITY AND PATIENCE.
As always, we WELCOME
feedback, accompanied by suggestions for modifications if that feedback
suggests a needed change.
IS NOT a complete list:
NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE FARMSTEAD GROUNDS.
ARRIVE BEFORE 8:30AM. Unloading times are from 8:30am to 9:45am.
Call if you are not going
to be there by 9:15am. Your space will be reassigned if you
are not there by 9:15am and we have not heard from you.
We will be setting up in a
mowed grassy field area; we cannot plan for where the sun
will be or when.
We expect you to have the
ability to drive up and unload at your stall location, but
vehicles will need to be moved to the far end of the parking
lot by 9:45am. CERTIFIED FARMERS ONLY will be permitted
to keep their vehicles with them.
At 9:45am, all vendor vehicles
must already be removed from the market area, and the gate to
the path leading into the area will be closed. If you arrive
after 9:45am, you will have to carry your setup from the parking
lot. No vehicles will be permitted to enter the market area
ALL VENDORS *MUST*
HAVE WEIGHTS OR SECURE GROUND SPIKES FOR THEIR CANOPIES.
The market does not provide
canopies, tables, chairs or access to power; we provide only
the 10x10 space for you to set up in. Vendors are responsible
for providing everything used in the set-up and operation of
their market display.
are permitted, providing they are low-noise and do not produce
any odor. Use of a generator in the market must be approved
by the market managers in advance; vendors may be required
to demonstrate the unit's performance prior to approval.
areas of the market, optional electrical hookup may be
possible. When available, there is a $10 per
vendor per market day surcharge (in addition to standard
market fees) for vendors requesting the use of a power connection.
Vendors requesting to use power provided by the market will
be required to provide their own single-length 100-foot
16-gauge (or smaller gauge) outdoor extension cord. The
cord must be defect-free (no repairs). If you will be utilizing
more than 1 connection, you must also provide your own outdoor
power strip. Vendors will not be permitted to "share" electrical
connections. Access to power must be arranged for and
approved IN ADVANCE; there are a limited number
of power connections available and not all areas of
the market will have access to power.
Always plan on all the "unknown"
elements that come along with setting up at a new market location
for the first time.
to level tables, shading to block the sun, etc.
our market and events are held at the Sikes Adobe Historic
Farmstead and displays will be set up on the Farmstead
Grounds. Vendors must consider the following:
Field areas may
be wet, especially in the morning, and some dusty conditions
and/or leaves and twigs on the ground is to be expected.
A tarp to lay your items out on while setting up is suggested.
even those that appear level, may have areas with dips and
Some areas may
be slightly sloped or not perfectly level; blocks to level
table surfaces and/or adjusting one or more canopy legs
shorter may be necessary.
We cannot anticipate
sunny/shady areas throughout the day. If your products are
sun-sensitive, you will need to plan accordingly to create
your own shade as needed.
This is a Historic
Landmark. All geological and archeological resources are protected. It is important that the
geological features of the area remain undisturbed to ensure
a healthy ecosystem. Archeological resources are protected.
Removal of any artifacts erases cultural history information
of the San Dieguito River Park. Artifacts must be studied in
their original location or the information is lost. Relics that
remain may have religious value, and the removal of these artifacts
can be considered the equivalent of stealing from a church.
This is a
Rural/Rustic Farmstead Setting.
Please wear closed-toed shoes.
bringing insect repellant (not insecticide) for your personal
reasons and to preserve the adjacent ecology, do not wander
into un-mowed and/or un-cleared sections surrounding the
market area. Un-mowed and un-cleared grasses and brush may
occasionally contain snakes (including rattle-snakes), poison
oak and other plants, fleas and ticks, as well as various
sensitive, threatened, and endangered species of plants
and animals. Please remain within the cleared and defined
or removing of any plant or animal; they are protected. It is important not to disturb
the ecosystem. Because of the large amount of people who visit
the grounds, picking flowers or breaking off a branch can have
long-term negative impacts on the ecosystem. For every snake,
lizard or insect that is killed or removed, many rodents or
other insects will not be eaten and instead allowed to thrive
and multiply unchecked.
After 3pm, you may
pick up your market settlement envelope from the managers; we
will NOT be passing these out any longer. Envelopes will
not be available before 3pm.
Turn your settlement envelope
into the market managers AFTER 4:05PM. Settlements will not
be accepted before 4:05PM. Please plan to wait while your
envelope is checked for completeness.
BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN BEFORE 4:05PM.
The gate to the market area
will be reopened at 4:10PM if shoppers are no longer in the
area. The gate will not be opened until we are comfortable that
risk to the safety of any remaining shoppers has passed.
The Farmstead is located
in the very northernmost part of San Diego, bordering on South
across the street from North County Fair (JC Penney), right
next to the I-15.
It is exactly
4 miles from the former market location in Webb Park, Rancho
Bernardo (a 5 minute drive)
"vendor spaces" may or may not ever be assigned. Regular participation
in a designated market section is the intent, meaning the exact
order you set up in within your section (who you are next to
or exactly where in the layout you are) may change from week
to week, depending on who is scheduled and who arrives earlier
We plan on
having additional vendor conveniences available eventually,
however they may or may not be in place right away.
provides ice and drinking water for vendors personal
use during the market. Please bring your own containers.
If you wish to purchase a bottle of water, please see one
of the Served Food Vendors in the Food Court. Refills
of your own water bottle or cup are unlimited and provided
cheerfully by the market managers at no cost to the vendors.
water is available from faucets located throughout the grounds.
Please use your own containers.
has a VIP Porta Pottie (includes hand-washing facility)
located at the North end of the market area. It is available
for use by both Vendors and Shoppers. It is kept locked
outside of Market Hours, and is cleaned before the market
sets up each week.
12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA 92025:
I-15, to Via Rancho Parkway.
RIGHT onto E. Via Rancho Parkway.
Shell Station and the Chevron Station on the right; turn
right at the Traffic light onto Sunset Drive.
entrance driveway to the right, past the Golf Driving Range.
ahead across the wooden bridge, and you will have entered
the Farmstead grounds.
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Richard Knudson 619-339-1970
North San Diego Farmers Market Co-Managers