TWO markets to market in Webster this summer

14 May

You may remember a blog I posted last week about how this summer’s village farm market will be located on Main Street instead of the parking lot behind the fire hall. When I wrote that blog, I assumed that the Joe Obbie Farm Market which we have enjoyed for years was simply moving its location, perhaps to get better exposure. I have since found out that I was only half right.

The Joe Obbie Farm Market is indeed moving this year, but it’s going outside the village, to Webster Towne Plaza on Holt Road (the Target plaza). The new location will offer a lot more space and better parking. It will open for business on Saturday June 9 and run from 9 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday.

The village has answered that move by establishing a second, totally separate, farm market, which will set up on Main Street from 8 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday, also beginning June 9.

So now Webster has two farm markets. It will be interesting to see if there’s enough business – and vendors — to support both markets. I like the idea of having a market right on Main Street, which will draw more people into the village, but I wonder what the parking will be like, given that the vendors will be setting up in the parking spaces.

Stay tuned.

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