The Commons, home to our Farmers Market, is a space that is loved and protected. Designed and used by the community, it reflects the heart of our downtown.
Downtown Commons Advocates need your financial support: we are currently preparing for an election initiative to accomplish all our goals via the ballot box. Your monetary donation will be concrete advocacy to support our work. Any size donation is a valuable contribution to making a permanent home for the Farmer's Market and Downtown Commons on Lot 4. Thank you!
Downtown Commons Advocates is a broad group of Santa Cruz business owners and community members who advocate for a downtown public commons— including an improved permanent home for the Farmers Market— at the existing Cedar Street location.
We see a Downtown Commons that offers a much needed public space for the community in downtown Santa Cruz. It would offer a public gathering place, a location for cultural performances and art, and a permanent facility for the Downtown Farmers’ Market, the Antique Faire, and similar events. A Downtown Commons will enhance the enjoyment and well-being of residents, and attract visitors to a revitalized downtown business community.