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Vergennes farmers market to reopen after two years

VERGENNES — After a two-year hiatus, the Vergennes Farmers Market official returns to the city green this Thursday.
The market, featuring about 20 vendors, will open for its regular hours of 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the green and will do business every Thursday through Oct. 10, exclusive of July 4.
The market had operated the past two years on North Main Street in cooperation with the owners of Kennedy Brothers. But according to market managers Christopher and Sandy Reck city officials reached out and offered to work with the farmers market to address the concerns that led the operation to move in 2017 — lack of parking and restrooms.
City officials earlier this year confirmed they wanted the market to return downtown, and said restrooms in Vergennes City Hall would be made available.
In an email to the Independent, Christopher Reck said a parking solution was also reached.
“We told them that reserved parking needed to be secured for both the customers and the vendors, and they solved the issue straight away,” he said. “Park Street will be closed and used for vendor set-up and take-down, then convert to short-term market customer parking. Vendors will be able to park one block away on Green Street at a lot owned by Burchfield Company.”
The Recks expressed their appreciation to City Manager Matt Chabot, Mayor Jeff Fritz, former mayor and current Vergennes Partnership President Renny Perry and the Burchfield Company for their support.
Also listed among items available at the market are fresh baked goods, local meat, hand-picked produce from multiple nearby farms, hot prepared food, hand-made crafts and gifts and more. Live music will be presented weekly.
More information is available from Christopher Reck at [email protected].

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