Thus begins the season of wandering past the vendors and selecting fresh fruits and veggies (along with the best pastry place in town). Huzzah!
A Downtown street will close to vehicles today to make way for vendors peddling fruit, vegetables and popcorn for this yearâ€™s first Farmerâ€™s Market.
The event, which will return every Wednesday until the fall, features more than 40 vendors in booths and tables near the City Market on Market Street east of Delaware Street.â€œItâ€™s a good sign summerâ€™s coming back,â€ said Greg McGuire, who has managed the â€œOlde Tyme Poppin Kornâ€ booth for about eight years.
The vendors are typically farmers who actually grow the produce they sell, said Ann McWilliams, marketing director for the City Market.
â€œThis is a growersâ€™ market,â€ McWilliams said. â€œWhen you come here, you get the real deal.â€
The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday through October.