April Showers bring Farmer’s Markets to the North Country

April Showers bring May flowers.. AND Farmers Markets to the North Country.. One of those Farmers Markets is a tradition in Plattsburgh and trying to find ways to grow.. Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says she’s not alone when she says it’s important to keep their finger on the economic pulse of the region.. “Locally Atrisans, that is in our future, a movement that is growing, and we just want to take the drivers seat and see how it can flourish.” Armstrong said, “And make it a draw for our region and people beyond the region.”

Pat Parker is the Manager of the Downtown Plattsburgh Farmer’s Market.. She’s been running the Market since 2005.. She says she’s happy to see that the council is willing to work with them to explore the possibility of expansion.. One suggestion was to look at the possibility of adding the waterfront to the mix.. “I think i’d like to be there,” Parker said, “People love to come down to the market, and they love the fact that they’re buying local, keeping the money local.” 

Inside and outside there are 33 vendors which makes the market full.. It’s difficult to expand, Parker says but they’re definately interested in working with the City Council to give it a try..

AUDIO – 070814 – Plattsrbugh Farmer’s Market

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