Healthy Choices: Downtown Growers’ Market Opens for Season

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Allentown’s Downtown Grower’s Market is back for the 2012 season in a brand new location, The Allentown Art’s Park!  Eight vendors are scheduled to appear  Wednesdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm, June through October, at the Allentown Arts Park located on 5th Street between Linden and Court streets.

“The outdoor market offers a tremendous opportunity for downtown employees to do some quick shopping on their lunch break,” said Mayor Ed Pawlowski.  “Downtown employees can enjoy their lunch in the beautiful park and purchase some goods to take home.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.”

The Downtown Growers’ Market is a sustainable market as well as a community gathering place in Allentown’s downtown where citizens can access healthy, local produce, thereby creating a farm-city connection and assisting revitalization of the downtown while protecting Eastern Pennsylvania’s farmlands.

This project is supported by the friends of the Downtown Growers Market, a group of citizen volunteers, supporting the market through organizing music, events and community tables.