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City Council To Consider Permanent Venue For North Natomas Farmers Market

City of Sacramento

City of Sacramento

The Sacramento City Council will decide Tuesday whether to approve construction of a new farmers market in north Natomas.
North Natomas is still effectively under a building ban because of federal flood designations, but the City of Sacramento can still build parks and some other structures.

Dennis Day with the City says the Parks and Recreation Department wants to build a permanent canopy at North Natomas Regional Park. He says it was inspired by a similar structure in Davis.

"It's gonna have three large shade canopies that are made out of metal and vendors can set up their displays under the shade canopy.  In the summer they'd be shaded or if it took place in the fall or winter it could be used for  other events as well."  

Natomas has had a farmers market that was held across the street from the park at Inderkum High School.  

The City has already spent more half-a-million dollars on planning for the project.  Construction is expected to cost more than $900,000.  

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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