Lancaster Street Market set for 8 a.m. Saturday

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By Greg Summers

Those in search of local crafts and crops won’t have to look too far Saturday.

They will be available at the Lancaster Street Market in the green space at the corner of Main and Gay streets.

A collaboration of the Lancaster Downtown Business Association, the city of Lancaster and See Lancaster, which promotes local tourism, the street markets are held the first Saturday of the month.

There has been one slight change in the time, said Peggy Little, director of See Lancaster.

Past street markets have been 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The time has been changed; Saturday’s market is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We thought it was a good idea to do that because of the heat,” Little said. 

Little said she hopes local growers will take advantage of the Back Yard Garden to sell homegrown fruits, vegetables and other produce. Growers who want to sell can do so free of charge. Little said the deadline for local gardeners to sign up to sell homegrown crops is Thursday.

Little said all they have to do is bring their own tables and notify See Lancaster’s Caroline Hasty at 286-1145 or by e-mail at chasty@lancastercity.com.

“This is an excellent time of year because so many of our locally grown crops are now in season and quite fresh,” Little said. “We don’t charge Back Yard Garden vendors because you have to sell a lot of tomatoes to take care of the $30 fee.”

Little said they are trying to work out the details for some entertainment, too.

“We just want everyone to come out and enjoy themselves,” she said.   

There will be an indoor yard sale to benefit the opening of the Artisans Center, 119 S. Main St., from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast will be served and vendor space for the yard sale is available for $15. For details about the indoor yard sale, call 804-3659.