Parkersburg City Development Director, Ann Conageski says the winter market will benefit the healthy diet of residents.
Conageski adds the city recently applied for a grant from Highmark West Virginia for those on the electronic benefit transfer program to use their cards at the downtown market place.
The new winter market will be able to encourage everyone, especially those with low income to eat healthy all year round.
"We'll be doing our live cooking demonstrations like we normally do during the season, we'll also have live music. Initially we're going to go once a month, the first Saturday of each month, January through May and if there's enough demand we'll increase that on the weekends. If there's enough demand," Planning Administrator, Rickie, Yeager said.
The winter market will be hosted at WVU-P's new downtown campus on Market Street and will offer more opportunities for local vendors to showcase art, food, and other goods.
To learn how you can get involved, there will be an informational meeting open to the public on Thursday, December 8th starting at 6pm at the Blennerhassett Hotel.