Eastlake farmers market to include produce, flea market

Eastlake’s weekly market at the Vineyards Plaza will now feature produce from Rainbow Farms, as well as a monthly flea market.

According to city officials, Rainbow Farms in Madison will now supply seasonal produce to the market, which will be sold by non-profit organizations. The non-profits will receive a portion of the benefits.

Judy Moran, administrative assistant in the mayor’s office, developed the idea for the market when it began last month. She mentioned that market-goers have asked for fresh fruits and vegetables.

“We have been trying to get a produce vendor to our market since the beginning,” Moran stated. “We are a first-year, first-time venture, so naturally people are skeptical, not to mention that they have already been working with markets over the years and are established and contracted.

“This market will only be as good as the residents that come out to support it,” she added.

Some of the non-profit volunteers lined up for selling produce include the Eastlake Women’s Club and the Eastlake Police Activities League.

A new flea market will also be held on the last Wednesday of each month. Tables cost $10, and vendors can register with Eastlake City Hall at 440-951-2200 ext. 1001.

The farmers market is held on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at Vineyards, 34400 Vine St. and is expected to run until Sept. 25. The market, Eastlake’s first in several years, began in May.

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