Second farmers market in Josh Davis Plaza draws steady crowd

The attraction of fresh produce, homemade baked goods and crafted items drew a steady crowd to the Farmer's Market in downtown Perry Thursday.

After a blistering, uncomfortable first Thursday in their new location, the temperatures were far more tolerable July 13 at the Perry Farmers Market. Now being held on Second Street in the Josh Davis Memorial Plaza, the market — sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce — operates from 4- 7 p.m.

The high humidity and raging sun of July 6 left both vendors and customers wishing for shade and a cool breeze. Both found the latter in more abundance during the second week straddling the bocci ball court.

Several vendors and many of the customers raised the same concerns as were evident during the first week, with parking remaining an issue for some.

One vendor, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “This is just like anything else at first. We still have to work out the kinks.”

Nevertheless, a steady crowd attended Thursday’s event, purchasing fresh produce, homemade baked goods and a variety of craft items.



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