The 2008 City to City Farmers’ Market opens Saturday morning at 7:00. It’ll be in the trackside parking lot in front of Spencer Park on South Elm Street in downtown Commerce.
The official hours are 7:00 to 11, but last year’s experience suggests that shoppers intent on buying fresh squash or beans should be there early.
“The earlier the better,” confirms Hasco Craver, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, which along with the Jefferson Better Hometown program, sponsors the market, which alternates Saturdays between Commerce and Jefferson. “The hours are from 7:00 to 11:00, but your best chance for purchasing something is between 7:00 and 9:00.”
As this is the opening Saturday, Craver is not sure what to expect.
“It’s hard to predict exactly what will be there the first weekend,” he said. “I expect at least five to seven vendors, but it’s still early in the season, so the corn and other things people may be hunting may not be there in the first week.”
Craver said some vendors he’d talked to expected to have tomatoes, squash and possibly corn available Saturday.