Farmer’s Market opens tomorrow

Farmer’s Market opens tomorrowPopular vendors Rankin Ranch, Bake My Day and Tomato Man are among those who will be on hand at the RCC Farmer’s Market, opening tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Ridgecrest Cinema parking lot. Kelly Walden, manager of the local movie theater, got to work to bring back the market when she learned earlier this month it would be closing for good. “That’s exactly in line with the mission of Ridgecrest Cinemas — facilitating the kind of entertainment and quality of life opportunities our community is looking for,” she said. “When we realized no one else was doing it, we decided there was no reason for us not to step up.” About two dozen vendors have signed on for the market, and Walden said that they are working with others looking to join in the future. “Everyone seems to be excited to return to their customers, and the response from the public has been 100-percent positive!” Walden said that, since the theater is under mandated closure, she and her team are focusing on rebuilding the popular attraction, “But we plan to keep the market going once we are reopen.” — Courtesy photos

Story First Published: 2020-08-21