Dueling farmer’s markets

This just in (and by that, I mean, I decided to write it right now): Farmer’s market planned in Azusa will directly compete with Duarte’s! SHOCKING.

Not really. I mean, it is just a farmer’s market. But in a heated political environment where the two cities have battled and are now going to court regarding Vulcan Materials Co.’s Azusa Rock Quarry mining plan, I asked Azusa City Manager Fran Delach if the thought crossed his mind that the city’s recently approved farmer’s market falling at the same time as Duarte’s would create a mini controversy. Keep in mind, during the debate over the quarry project, some Duarte city officials and residents threatened to boycott neighboring Azusa and businesses there.

“It is not our intention to compete or impede the Duarte market at all,” Delach said. “It is not a money making venture on the part of either city. It is more a resource the community brings in for its residents. There are plenty of farmers and vendors to go around.”

It would appear then that the non-existent controversy has ended. For now….

In the realm of real news, there will be more on Azusa’s farmer’s market in tomorrow’s newspaper.

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  • SGV Blog Watcher

    For Now – bwahahaha
    Can’t wait to read “the realm of real news” tomorrow.

  • David

    Daniel Tedford, your attempts to make controversy and stir up trouble for the two cities is disgusting. Take with that your biased pro-Vulcan stance and it is plain to see why you are doing this. You are an inhuman monster taking advantage of your readership in that way.
    Your lack of integrity in your reporting has become overwhelming. The SGV Tribune may never recover from your trouble-making.

  • http://www.sgvtribune.com Daniel Tedford

    I won’t respond to your personal attacks that seem to imply I am disfigured and have unnatural strength, but I will respond to your claim that this post was somehow trying to “stir up trouble.”

    If you reread the post, there are several examples of sarcasm that indicate the post was actually a mocking of the very reporting you seem to despise. In fact, at the end of the post, I belittle this “news” as not being “in the realm of real news.”

    Although, it is not uncommon for me to garner e-mails and suggestions (on both sides) that try to point to things, like this, as points of controversy in the past. I was, maybe in a poor attempt, making light of those types of controversies while preemptively ending any possible absurdity in this case.

    Next time, I will try to make it more evident.

  • Darryl

    You may want to update your facts…the Duarte market was an abysmal failure and has not been around for months.

  • David

    Thank you for the clarification, Daniel.
    I stand corrected.

  • Anonymous

    Darryl, your facts are incorrect, the Duarte farmers market was open a couple of weeks ago and only recently shut down for the season.
    According to their web site:
    THE DUARTE FARMERS MARKET IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON. WE LOOK FORWARD TO REOPENING NEXT SPRING.
    http://www.duartefarmersmarket.com/