Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market moves to Fridays

Community Jul 20, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market to reschedule its weekly offering.

Chuck Emberson, chair of the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market subcommittee, said the market will now run from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays starting this week (July 24) instead of on Saturday mornings.

Emberson said the move is being made at the request of growers, adding the pandemic has left many of them short of pickers making it difficult to have enough produce to bring to the market.

“They don’t have the staff to pick and be at other venues,” said Emberson.

He noted at least one other Mountain market vendor is also at the Locke Street farmers’ market on Saturdays.

Emberson said he’s hopeful the move to Friday afternoons will encourage more producers to come to the Mountain market.

This is the 13th season for the Mountain market that will be set up in parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Viewpoint and Mountain Park avenues.

There will be limited access and markers and barriers will be set up to ensure physical distancing.

Visitors are asked to wear a mask.

“People will get what they’ve been waiting for,” Emberson said. “It should be good because we’ll have in corn, strawberries, blue berries, new potatoes and a lot of new stuff coming in.”

This year the market is expected to run at least until Thanksgiving, Emberson said.

Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market moves to Fridays

First market of the season goes July 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Community Jul 20, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market to reschedule its weekly offering.

Chuck Emberson, chair of the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market subcommittee, said the market will now run from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays starting this week (July 24) instead of on Saturday mornings.

Emberson said the move is being made at the request of growers, adding the pandemic has left many of them short of pickers making it difficult to have enough produce to bring to the market.

“They don’t have the staff to pick and be at other venues,” said Emberson.

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He noted at least one other Mountain market vendor is also at the Locke Street farmers’ market on Saturdays.

Emberson said he’s hopeful the move to Friday afternoons will encourage more producers to come to the Mountain market.

This is the 13th season for the Mountain market that will be set up in parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Viewpoint and Mountain Park avenues.

There will be limited access and markers and barriers will be set up to ensure physical distancing.

Visitors are asked to wear a mask.

“People will get what they’ve been waiting for,” Emberson said. “It should be good because we’ll have in corn, strawberries, blue berries, new potatoes and a lot of new stuff coming in.”

This year the market is expected to run at least until Thanksgiving, Emberson said.

Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market moves to Fridays

First market of the season goes July 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Community Jul 20, 2020 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market to reschedule its weekly offering.

Chuck Emberson, chair of the Hamilton Mountain Farmers’ Market subcommittee, said the market will now run from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays starting this week (July 24) instead of on Saturday mornings.

Emberson said the move is being made at the request of growers, adding the pandemic has left many of them short of pickers making it difficult to have enough produce to bring to the market.

“They don’t have the staff to pick and be at other venues,” said Emberson.

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He noted at least one other Mountain market vendor is also at the Locke Street farmers’ market on Saturdays.

Emberson said he’s hopeful the move to Friday afternoons will encourage more producers to come to the Mountain market.

This is the 13th season for the Mountain market that will be set up in parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Viewpoint and Mountain Park avenues.

There will be limited access and markers and barriers will be set up to ensure physical distancing.

Visitors are asked to wear a mask.

“People will get what they’ve been waiting for,” Emberson said. “It should be good because we’ll have in corn, strawberries, blue berries, new potatoes and a lot of new stuff coming in.”

This year the market is expected to run at least until Thanksgiving, Emberson said.