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Historic Longview Farmers Market cancels Wednesdays

By Jimmy Isaac jisaac@news-journal.com
July 19, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Preservation Longview leaders announced Monday the Historic Longview Farmers Market will not open Wednesday for several weeks.

The city of Longview is building parking lots and sidewalks on Cotton Street between High and Fredonia streets under a 2007 bond project. Market spokeswoman Danielle Heard said the construction has made it nearly impossible for farmers and customers to reach the market, so organizers elected to cancel Wednesday sales until construction is either complete or reduced enough to allow access to the location.

The market will continue to operate Saturdays at the location, once home to Kelly Plow Works, Heard said.

"We apologize to everyone for this inconvenience," Heard said. "In just two months, we already have 20 vendors that rotate in and out of the market.

Many have been very busy planting a larger variety of fall vegetable crops including flowers, herbs, and pumpkins and they are already planning for next year. In late August or the beginning of September we will have apples and figs and next year we will have more of a variety of fruits which will include grapes and persimmons."

The market will also feature arts and crafts vendors on the first Saturday of each month, including Aug. 7.



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