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Farmers on the Square

Katie Lazor of Three Springs Farm in Wenksville stocks her booth with fresh fruit and vegetables at Farmers on the Square on Sept. 5. An indoor market will be held at the Carlisle Theatre during the winter.

Farmers on the Square heads indoors for the winter at a new location starting in January.

The market will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Carlisle Theatre.

The winter market hours run from January through April. The first market date of 2019 is Jan. 9.

“We will still have a diverse array of products available including fresh produce, pasture raised meats, artisan cheese, bread and other baked goods, gluten free/vegan options, and more,” said Mackenze Burkhart, market manager.

Vendors for the indoor market include Good Keeper Farm, Star Hollow Farm, Three Springs Fruit Farm, Ploughman Cider, Pecan Meadows, Keswick Creamery, C.O.B., Talking Breads, Honey Bee Friendly, Guacamole Specialists, Larkrise Bakery and Esh’s Produce

Burkhart said the market will also host local bands through the winter.

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The move was made after a few slow winter seasons at its previous indoor location, Project SHARE, Burkhart said. The change is expected to improve visibility and accessibility.

“We are so excited to stay downtown, and maintain the walkability that our customers benefit from during the summer season,” she said.

Theater manager Leslie Sterner said they are excited about hosting the market.

“Keeping it in the downtown area, I think, is important for continuity. And, we’re so happy to be able to be a part of it,” she said.

The market is a “hometown” event that Sterner hopes will lead to patrons spending more time downtown.

“Hopefully, people will come to the market, stay in town for dinner, and return for the movie,” she said.

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Email Tammie at tgitt@cumberlink.com. Follow her on Twitter @TammieGitt.

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