Two competing farmers’ market road closures requests put the City of Turlock in an awkward position. The Golden State Farmers’ Market Association submitted a road closure request before the usual operators of the market, Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market. With the definition of the City’s usual first come, first serve process now thrown into ambiguity, the Turlock City Council has opted to engage in an RFP process to give every potential operator the opportunity to make their case for being the official farmers’ market operator. The City of Turlock has no official agreement with the current operators of the farmers’ market in Turlock, TCFM. According to Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder, the City’s involvement was limited to the road closure request submitted every year.