Shamelessly copying some great news from the Farmers Market of Keene’s Facebook page:
City gives final approval to market location
It’s been a stressful few weeks as we struggled to find a temporary location for the summer market, but at last it’s all behind us. The summer market season will kick off as planned on May 2 at 9 a.m., not far from the traditional location. We’ll be across Gilbo Ave. from Lindy’s Diner, right next to the bus station. The market may feel a little cramped sometimes as we try to fit into about half the usual space, but we shouldn’t be hard to find.
This situation will hold for a few weeks while the city makes improvements in the Commercial Street parking lot behind the Colonial Theater. Once the work is complete, we’ll probably move back to the larger lot. Even better news is that once that is done, we will be able to stay in the Commercial Street lot while we search out a permanent location elsewhere — a project that will take three to five years.
Thanks to all our loyal customers who signed our online petition, spoke or wrote to city councilors, and offered us suggestions about where we might be able to locate when it wasn’t clear we’d be able to stay in the same neighborhood.
Summer market hours will be: every Tuesday and Saturday May through October, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.