The Mar Vista Farmers Market has appointed Diana Rodgers as the new market manager.

Rodgers managed the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Main Street for ten years.

“The Mar Vista Farmers market is doing very well for a new market,” says Rodgers, “and the key to a successful market is the acceptance and support of the immediate neighborhood.”

Rodgers said she would focus on expanding the current market, bringing in new farmers and new vendors and providing new entertainment for children.

“I’d like to make this a community market, and one of the most important parts of any community is the children,” said Rodgers, who is planning to include regular children’s activities in the weekly market.

There is a new phone number for all market questions and business, (310) 861-4444.

The year-round farmers market operates every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Grand View Boulevard between Venice Boulevard and Pacific Avenue.

Farmers and vendors offer fresh local produce, some of which is organic, fresh flowers and prepared foods.

The Mar Vista Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization that plans to put money raised back into the Mar Vista community.

Information, www.marvista farmersmarket.org

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