Mayor Purzycki Joins Downtown Visions In Officially Opening the 2019 Downtown Farmer’s Market on Rodney Square
The market, which began its 17th season on May 1, will continue every Wednesday through October 30th
Mayor Mike Purzycki joined Downtown Visions Executive Director Martin Hageman at Noon today to officially open the popular Downtown Farmer’s Market near Rodney Square. The Farmer’s Market, now in its 17th year, is operated each Wednesday through October 30 by Downtown Visions, the non-profit management company for Wilmington’s Business Improvement District. The Downtown Farmer’s Market is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, Colonial Parking, and 2nd & LOMA.
“The Downtown Farmer’s Market is just one more example of the many good things that are happening in Wilmington,” said Mayor Purzycki. “The Farmer’s Market has become a wonderful destination for food and entertainment, whether people are visiting downtown, are on their lunch hour or live nearby. I urge you to stop by and grab a bite from one of the local food trucks, support local farmers by purchasing fresh produce, or buy some of the handmade crafts from local artisans.”
The Downtown Farmer’s Market is open near Rodney Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday, rain or shine. This year’s Market is centered in the 1000 block of North Market Street due to the pending reconstruction of Rodney Square. The Market offers 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. Local musicians will provide live music.
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.
For more information and a complete list of vendors, visit: http://downtownwilmingtonde.com/initiatives-blog/2015/8/4/farmers-market