SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The rain that hammered the Central Coast on Thursday also washed out the Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market, again.

While local farmers welcome the much needed rain, the cancelation of another Thursday night market is a financial hit for growers who rely on the event to sell their perishable goods and produce.

Whenever it rains on a Thursday night, the downtown Farmers’ Market in San Luis Obispo is always canceled mainly for public safety reasons.

And rain it did in downtown, steady and heavy at times.

The lack of foot traffic made for a quiet night for downtown shops, restaurants and bars.

The rain did not wash out the Morro Bay Farmers’ Market earlier in the day on Thursday which also has a loyal following.

“I make soup for a living and so its kind of one of those things that everybody wants in the rain”, says Stephanie Burchiel who sells vegan soups at the Morro Bay…