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West Sacramento farmers market moving to The Barn in 2017

The Barn is an 8,000- square-foot shade sculpture and public gathering space in The Bridge District of West Sacramento.
The Barn is an 8,000- square-foot shade sculpture and public gathering space in The Bridge District of West Sacramento. Autumn Payne

The West Sacramento farmers market will move its 2017 season to The Barn, the recently christened outdoor gathering spot in West Sacramento.

The market just wrapped up its 2016 season at its usual spot, in front of West Sacramento City Hall at 1110 W. Capitol Ave. When it opens its 2017 season in May, the market will be set up at The Barn, at 985 Riverfront St.

The 8,000-square-foot shade structure and public gathering space was unveiled in July in The Bridge District. The curvilinear, shingled building is the centerpiece of a 25,000-square-foot development near Raley Field. The $6 million project, which included more than $2 million in West Sacramento city funds, will host concerts and public events, and include a cafe and other food operations.

To celebrate next year’s move, a special West Sacramento farmers market will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 at The Barn. In addition to local farmers, the free event will have music, beer, wine, food trucks, local artists and various programs.

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon said Friday that the farmers market was started six years ago to improve access to healthful foods in the city, support area farmers and “activate” West Sacramento’s downtown.

“All those things have been extraordinarily successful on all scores,” he added. “Now we want to take the show on the road to the riverfront. … There have been a lot of investments in that area. This is just one of many things to activate the entire riverfront.”

The Barn is a curvilinear, shingled structure that is the centerpiece of a 25,000 square foot development near Raley Field that will also host concerts and public events officially opens on Friday morning.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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