Perryville's Farmers Market is growing.
The market, which started June 14, is held each Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive. It is expected to run into October. The market is only canceled in the event of severe weather. Parking is available on the street.
Mary Ann Skilling, Planning Director for the Town of Perryville, says the market attracts people walking in the town and has also been popular with Perry Point VA Medical Center employees on their way home.
There is a wide variety of items available including produce, mushrooms, baked goods, homemade potato chips, flowers, honey, candles, and homemade soaps.
Nine vendors have signed on.
"We keep getting more and more," said Skilling.
The farmers market is only the beginning of Skilling's plans to revitalize Perryville's downtown.
"It's growing," she said. "It's an introduction to what we'd like have more of in our downtown."
Skilling foresees a bright future for the farmers market. The town is planning to revitalize Lower Ferry Park including setting aside a space for the Farmers Market. "I think it will grow next year," said Skilling. "We'll get off to a better start.
Future plans include the addition of live music.
"I'm excited about it," Skilling said. "I'm looking forward to the future."
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