Farmers’ Market lasts all summer long
For Tanner Stokes, selling lemonade at the end of his driveway just didn’t cut it. The young entrepreneur had a tent set up at the Downtown Farmers’ Market on a recent Tuesday, along with other local businesses and vendors.
“I wanted to start a business and I wanted to be out somewhere where somebody is gonna see me,” Stokes said. “My mom brought this up to me and I said yes. I’ve done it for two years.”
Two vendors sold out of all their inventory, according to Darlene Marshall, special events coordinator for the Greater Downtown Council. Valentini’s sold 180 lunches. Local folk musician Terrence Smith provided entertainment for all the attendees.
Ten vendors are committed to be anchor vendors through September. Anchor vendors are those who are committed to selling every week.
The Downtown Farmers’ Market takes place every Tuesday throughout the summer, ending on September 30. It occurs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Superior Plaza on the corner of Lake Ave. and Superior St..