Farmers Market Rejects Offer to Locate in Supermarket Parking Lot, Figuring No One Going to a Supermarket Is Likely to Be Thinking About Buying Food

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farmers marketSOUTH PORTLAND – Vendors planning to participate in this year’s South Portland Summer Farmers Market have rejected an offer extended by Hannaford supermarket to set up shop in its Mill Creek parking lot. According to Hannaford spokesman Michael Norton, the store made the invitation after reading news accounts of the market’s struggle to find a permanent home where it can attract an audience. Since late February, a debate has raged via email among farmers, councilors and others over whether the market should stay in Thomas Knight Park, where it reportedly limped through its inaugural season, or relocate to Hinckley Drive, which would be closed to traffic on Thursdays from 2-8 p.m. (read more at Keep Me Current)

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