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Downtown farmers market was top banana Monday

Staff writer

Peabody’s newly resurrected farmers market drew a steady crowd of shoppers Monday evening for its opening event in downtown Peabody.

Eight vendors with a variety homemade and homegrown items showed up.

Garden produce, farm eggs, baked goods, stitched and quilted soft goods, and a variety of saplings for landscaping all were available.

The group gathered in front of the Baker buildings in the 100 block of Walnut St.

“We had comments about people not realizing we were set up when we were in Santa Fe Park,” market organizer N.M. Patton said. “This seemed a better alternative — close to the intersection, still shady, and plenty of parking in the evening.”

Patton said he had been contacted by several additional vendors and hoped they would show up on subsequent Monday evenings.

“Really, if anyone wants to be a part of this, we don’t have a bunch of restrictions on what you can or cannot do,” he said. “And there is no charge for the space. The idea is to share local products with shoppers.”

The market will operate from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday in front of the Baker buildings. Anyone wishing to participate may contact Patton at (316) 772-8048.

Last modified June 9, 2016