Starting this summer, fresh locally grown produce, live entertainment and arts and crafts will be featured at the first-ever Farmers Market in Lakewood.
Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each Tuesday, from July 10 to August 28, the Farmers Market will be open on the City Hall plaza, located at 6000 Main Street SW in Lakewood.
“We are hoping for 30 vendors,” said Mary Dodsworth, parks, recreation and community services director of the City of Lakewood. “We have a list confirmed, but we need additional participants. It’s not too early or too late to sign-up.” Potential vendors and entertainers can download applications at http://www.cityoflakewood.us/farmersmarket.
Dothsworth says everyone is excited about the farmers market. Some people are happy the farmers market goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. They chose the location because it is near City Hall and can be accessed by employees who can walk from work to the farmers maket.
The city is spearheading the pilot project in partnership with a community leadership team. The purpose of the market is to create a sense of community and celebrate Lakewood’s unique assets. Providing fresh, healthy food choices for local residents is another benefit of the project.
“The new Farmers Market will provide a place in the city center for citizens to meet, greet and buy fresh foods and crafts in a casual and festive environment,” said City Manager Andrew Neiditz.
Folks, so come out and enjoy the inaurgural debut of the Lakewood Farmers Market this July.