Farmer’s Market Returns to Downtown Cary

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC- On April 7, Downtown Cary will again have its farmer’s market.After a couple years, when the market had to move to Chatham Square Shopping Center from its former spot at the Amtrak train depot, the  Cary Downtown Farmer’s Market will once again call downtown home.

New Location

After sorting through a lot of speculation, market manager Michele Blackley confirmed the new location will be at the corner of Park and Academy Streets.

The kick off on Saturday April 7, 2012 will include the Town’s new portable stage for some entertainment, local produce vendors and activities for kids. Michele confirmed the market has signed up 22 vendors! Look for signage at the new site.

From the Market:

Our vendors will be selling produce, baked goods, plants, jewelry, mushrooms, coffee,custom made clothing just to name a few! We plan to have entertainment and special events with the help of volunteers from the community. We are very appreciative to the Carying Place for sharing this space with us on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

Civic Partnerships

The move to the new spot has been accomplished through civic partnerships. Doc Thorne, president of the Heart of Cary Association (HoCA), said his group will be providing support with publicity. Ed Gawf, Downtown Development Manager and Mike Bajorek, Assistant Town Manager both worked closely with the group to finalize a location. Lyman Collins, Cary’s Cultural Arts manager, is committed to having activities happening Downtown on the weekends.

If Cary’s market is like others we’ve visited across the nation, it will help spur lively weekend activity in the Heart of Cary.

Downtown Cary Farmer’s Market

Kickoff: Saturday April 7, 2012
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Corner of Park and Academy Streets
Cary, NC

 

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