The Parkersburg Farmer's Market comes to Saturday. It's everything you love about downtown in a weekend sort of way.
Rickie Yeager, planning administrator for the city says one reason they started the winter market is to get people back downtown on the weekends.
He has the same idea for the summer market and hopes once people go they'll walk up Market Street and see what else is open and visit Point Park.
It's all part of rejuvenating downtown.
“Ever since the markets really began we've heard that a lot of people who don't work downtown can't get to the marketplace,” Yeager says. “So in response to that we tried a winter market through the off season and now we're gonna try a Saturday market during the summer and see how that goes.”
Yeager says if it's a success they'll try to bring back some of the same programming, like live music and cooking demonstrations.
For now, they'll be produce, baked goods, meat and dairy vendors.
The market is open June 15 through July 27 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., with more than 20 area vendors. You can find them at Bicentennial Park.
The marketplace accepts debit, credit and EBT.
Visit their Facebook page for more information – parkersburgfarmersmarket.com.