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Wilmington and Downtown Visions Invite Citizens to Next Week’s Official Grand Opening of the 2018 Downtown Farmer’s Market

Post Date:05/09/2018 12:00 PM

The market, which is open today, started its 16th season on May 2 and will be at the City’s main public square every Wednesday throughout October

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Downtown Visions Executive Director Martin Hageman today invited citizens to the official grand opening of the Downtown Farmer’s Market next Wednesday, May 16 at Noon in Rodney Square. The Farmer’s Market, now in its 16th year, opened on May 2 and is operated each Wednesday, including today, by Downtown Visions, which is the non-profit management company for Wilmington’s Business Improvement District. The Downtown Farmer’s Market is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and Colonial Parking.

“The Farmer’s Market is another example of the many good things that are happening in our Downtown business district,” said Mayor Purzycki. “It’s a reflection of our ongoing commitment to small businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and community groups, and we are grateful to Downtown Visions, JP Morgan Chase and Colonial Parking for pulling together this lively market each year. The Downtown Farmer’s Market has become an essential destination for great food and entertainment, whether you’re visiting downtown or a worker on your lunch hour.”

The Downtown Farmer’s Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through October 31, offering an array of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers, as well as a large assortment of beautiful handmade items, including arts and crafts, unique jewelry, and delicious home baked goods. Sorbello Girls and Bright Spot Farms will return to the Market this year, as will favorites such as Outlandish, Mamma Mia, and I Don’t Give a Fork. The Market also welcomed new vendors this year, including Rocker Soaps and Riverfront Pets.

The Market has grown larger each year and now brings thousands of people to Rodney Square each Wednesday throughout the summer and fall months. Much of the produce sold at the Downtown Farmer’s Market is grown by small, family-owned farms in the tri-state area.

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News and information from the Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki 

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Tina Betz
Acting Cultural Affairs Director
Phone: (302) 576-2100

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