Farmers Market gets new lease on life
March 22, 2010 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated March 21, 2010 at 10:22 p.m.
Homegrown fruits and vegetables will continue to be available at the Victoria Farmers Market.
The Victoria County Commissioners Court signed a one-year lease on Monday that will allow the market to continue for another year. It will be at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center at 2805 N. Navarro St.
The contract takes effect May 1 and will allow parking lot space to be leased for $125 a year.
Noah Thompson, the market manager, estimated the market draws as many as 1,500 people on a good spring day. He said there are 17 active vendors, but he can't recall there being more than 12 selling produce on any single day.
"People like fresh, homegrown produce," he said. "That's what we try to provide."
Vendors are limited to producers living within a 100-mile radius of Victoria. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, subject to the availability of produce.