Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Farmers market slated to open in downtown Florence
Downtown revitalization will enter a new phase April 18 when a new farmers market makes its debut in the heart of the historic district.
Promotional material began circulating recently encouraging residents of Florence and the surrounding area to visit the market that will feature an array of local produce and products.
Allene Glapion-Tellis, downtown development coordinator, said the market will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning April 18 and running through Oct. 3.
The market will be located in the breezeway on the 100 block of W. Evans St. and also include the public parking lot nearby.
The market will start out with 10 vendors, she said, but planners say they hope that number will grow as the market becomes more of a staple downtown.
Patrons can peruse through a variety of items, including locally grown produce, various meats, cheeses and dairy products, artisan craft items and more.
In order to sell their products at the market, vendors must have products generated from within 75 miles of Florence. The only exception is seafood, but vendors must have proof those items were caught in waters off the coast of North or South Carolina.
Glapion-Tellis says the vendors will be accepting EBT.
For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page by searching “Downtown Farmers Market.”
Information is expected to be placed on the city’s website, www.cityofflorence.com.