For anyone worried the Fair Oaks Village Farmers Market had abandoned the community, fear not; it has just moved to a larger venue about 1,600 feet away.
The Wednesday market has moved to the Scandinavian Designs parking lot at 4301 Sunrise Boulevard, just for the winter, said Don Hall, founder of BeMoneySmartUSA and coordinator for the weekly market.
Moving the market to the parking lot accomodates more parking and potentially a few more vendors, said Hall. The market, which moved two weeks ago, could have been moved to California Street, but ran the risk of disrupting business for other local vendors, Hall said.
"We had the street closure permits," Hall said. "It would have run from 1:30 p.m. till close, but out of courtesy to the other businesses we just decided to move it to Scandinavian Designs."
With the additional room, parking will be easier for customers and Hall is looking at filling a couple of extra spaces for holiday shoppers.
"We'll be adding some extra crafters for the holidays, nothing retail," Hall said.
Hall believes once the weather warms up again, the market will return to Fair Oaks Village, potentially sometime in April.
In the meantime, expect to find the same farmers market atmosphere, at the same time on Wednesday (3 p.m. till 7 p.m.), just in a new location, every week. That is till the weather gets warm again.