The Dispatch wrote Two farmer’s markets to sprout Downtown
Monday, June 2, 2008
BY MONIQUE CURET
The annual Pearl Alley farmers’ market opens Tuesday, but with a different group of farmers and an expanded lineup of items for sale.
The farmers’ group that pioneered the Downtown warm-weather market is setting up shop elsewhere because of a disagreement with the market’s sponsors. Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, which holds the permit for the market, and the farmers’ group could not agree on the location of produce and general-merchandise booths and parted ways late last year.
The market, which is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Oct. 31, also will feature 34 merchants selling nonfood items.