Folks can sell produce at Street Market

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By Carrie Miller

I am writing to respond to Lois Knight’s letter, “County should give special consideration for seller,” published in The Lancaster News on April 26. She was voicing her concern that her neighbor, who is unemployed, had been told that he could no longer sell produce from his yard to raise extra money.

We would like to invite Ms. Knight’s neighbor, as well as others, to participate in the Back Yard Garden. It is a new initiative being incorporated into the Lancaster Street Market. Event organizers, the Lancaster Downtown Business Association and See Lancaster decided to add an area to the existing market format to allow local residents an outlet to sell their excess produce.

The service is free to back yard gardeners and they get to keep 100 percent of their sales. All growers wishing to take advantage of this initiative must register beforehand with organizers or they will not be given permission to participate. Only locally grown items will be accepted. No resale produce will be permitted.

All information including the application form is available at www.lancasterstreetmarket.com or by calling See Lancaster at 286-1145. The first Lancaster Street Market of the 2009 season id from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  this Saturday, May 2.

Carrie Miller

See Lancaster