New Jacksonville Farmer's Market Opens

February 5, 2007 2 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

The historic Jacksonville Farmer's Market on Beaver Street recently celebrated the opening of its new sheds. The new location is immediately to the west of the old site, which is now in the process of being demolished in preparation for the expansion of a nearby seafood processing plant.

While we missed another opportunity to relocate something of this magnitude to a more high profile and pedestrian friendly site that feeds vibrant related activities around it, at least we can rejoice to the fact that the state's largest urban market and only one still operating seven days a week now has modern and presentable facilities.

Now it will be up to our city leaders, Downtown Vision, and JTA to work together to at least extend the free downtown trolley route to connect the core with this vibrant local oriented spot of commerce.