Celebrating its ninth year in the heart of Wilmington, city officials officially opened the Wilmington Farmer’s Market today in Rodney Square.
The market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 40 vendors have signed up to take part, and it’s not just produce that’s up for sale. Lunch items including hot dogs, pizza, and pastries are also available.
Downtown Visions executive director Martin Hegman says, “It’s become a wonderful experience for our downtown, people come to just enjoy the outdoor cafe-type of environment that we’ve created.”
Wilmington Mayor James Baker says “the long wait is over” for city residents to enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and other items without leaving the downtown area. “This is a happening. It’s where people can come and enjoy themselves, and that’s what I like about being out here in the square.”
In addition to vendors, free entertainment and special events are scheduled throughout the farmers’ market season.