Fort Mill Farmers Market set to open

July 6, 2013 

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The Fort Mill Farmers Market opens Saturday and will run through Oct. 26. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 121 Monroe St., Fort Mill.

The market is managed by the Fort Mill Economic Council in cooperation with the Town of Fort Mill.

“We want to thank First Baptist Church for providing the location for the new market and for all their cooperation,” said Dennis Pieper, town manager. “We are excited and proud to have a new venue that will provide fresh, healthy, locally grown produce and products for the community.”

The market is intended for vendors selling agricultural products, produce and plants produced or grown themselves in South Carolina or North Carolina. Brokers are not be allowed at the market. A 10-foot by 10-foot space will be $10 and vendors should provide their own tent.

Completed applications and the required documentation must be received two weeks before the vendor expects to sell. Applications are available by calling 803-207-0851. or by emailing louis.fortmillmagazine@gmail.com.

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