Farmers Market Wednesday’s Confirmed for Chelsea State Bank Parking Lot

By Seth Kinker,

The Farmers Market in Chelsea will continue to operate in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot located at 1010 S. Main Street (M-52) this year.

On Feb. 19 the city council approved the dates for the market for each Wednesday from May 8 to Oct. 30. Despite the odd location of the market, an ordinance adopted in 1977 allowed council to establish farmers markets where they deemed fit. It has served at another location and day with Saturday’s in downtown Chelsea and Mayor Melissa Johnson noted it was nice to activate spaces in different areas of the city.

Farmers Market Manager Emily Griswold, who was in attendance at the meeting, also noted that hours of operation had changed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the time change she also told council sales numbers and attendance were up from the prior year.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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