Letter: Farmers appreciate Falmouth's support

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On May 23, the Falmouth Farmers Market opened for the 2012 season at its new location in Village Park. For many years, the market was in the parking lot of Walmart. Because of the construction planned this summer for the store, the market needed to find a new location. For a time, we had thought that our new location would be in the parking lot of Maine Antiques on Route 1. David Jones, the owner, had invited us to use his parking lot. Unfortunately, the market was too large (20 vendors) for the space and we were compelled to relocate yet again. But the town came to our rescue.

When he learned that we needed a new location, Town Manager Nathan Poore told us that the town was fully committed to the success of the market and then matched his words with actions. Quickly, all of the town departments responsible for managing the park and the regulations and permitting necessary for the market acted to help us to our new location. We would like to extend special thanks to Ethan Croce of the Planning Office for his help.

Our customers have told us how much they love the new location. This lovely park provides a spacious and safe location for us. It was very nice to see the children playing on the lawn while their parents visited the vendors. The market is held every Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m.

Donna Palmer
Cumberland Farmers Market Association