The revitalization of Greenville, SC. is an inspiration to places like Rocky Mount, NC, the area where we live. My friend, John Viccellio’s wonderful post on his recent experience in Greenville, illustrates what an important asset a farmers market is to a community. John’s photos capture the story! I had to reblog his scrumptious post. Take a stroll with John through the Greenville market. PS: Here is the link to a new blog I have launched called, Main Street Rocky Mount. Hope you have time to check it out. Also including the link to a post about the Rocky Mount Farmers Market. You will understand why I am so thrilled with John’s contribution to the subject.
We spent last weekend in Greenville, SC, visiting my daughter and her family. On Saturday morning we went downtown to visit the Farmers’ Market and then have lunch. I was overwhelmed by the enormity, the excitement, and the hordes of people there. The rejuvenation and development of downtown Greenville is a marvelous story in itself, but on Saturdays during the season, three or four blocks in the heart of town are closed to traffic, the vendors set up there wares, and the people of this fine city turn out in droves. I am not aware of any city that gives this type of priority to the vendors in its area. It could well be a model that other cities and towns might want to consider.
Vendors were offering plants, vegetables, fruit, soap, cheese, wood working items, fruit drinks, food, yogurt, and so many other items that you would expect at a Farmers’ Market…
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