The Southington Farmer's Market returns for the 2013 season today, but you won't find any of those fruits and vegetables at the former site along South Main Street.
With sponsorship and support from Activate Southington, the market has now moved to the Southington Town Green and organizers hope the new location will bring a larger turnout and promote healthy lifestyles.
"It is our hope that the new central location will increase the awareness of the Farmers Market and provide a win-win situation for the community and the participating farmers," said John Myers, member of Activate Southington and director of the Southington-Cheshire YMCA. "Our citizens, as well as area businesses will have the opportunity to purchase locally grown fresh produce and get to know the people that are growing the food."
"The farmers benefit by showcasing the products that are available locally. In addition, we feel that the central location will attract more people to the downtown area and may create additional interest in the local businesses. This all adds up to an investment in our local economy," he said.
The 2013 season of the Southington Farmers Market will open at its new location and will be held each Friday ending on Oct. 25, 2013. The market will be open from 3-6 p.m. and will feature CT Grown products. In addition, a Grand Opening celebration will be held on July 12 at 5 p.m.
This change in location has been sponsored by Activate Southington, a collaboration between town, business and community leaders whose mission is to improve the overall health and wellness of Southington residents by providing opportunities for active living, healthy eating and physical activity.
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