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Farmer’s Market sees new additions

Now in its fourth season, the Farmville Community Marketplace is in full swing with new additions, including a program to feed children for free, music and food trucks.

At the market, Gardener said, on average 17 vendors are on hand for the community to purchase produce and other products from.

To view more photos from the market, click here.

According to Sarah Gardner, of Sunset Acres Farm, who assists the marketplace with its marketing, new additions available at the market this year include free meals for anyone 18 years old and younger provided through a program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Gardner said breakfast and lunch serve as the free meals.

“Breakfast is from 9-11 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We’ll have seats available,” Gardner said. “That’s the only catch — you come to get it, you have to eat it here.”

She said the addition of the new kids area was for children to play in while their parents shopped.

“I’ve had a lot of parents that have really complimented on it,” Gardner said.

This year the market also has food trucks and musicians.

Gardner said if anyone is interested in performing, they should contact the market.

“I would love a musician and a food truck (here) every single weekend,” she said.

She said the market has seen an increase in attendance this year.

“This year, advertising has been built up through Facebook a lot,” Gardner said. “… I go around and take pictures of everything and make sure everybody knows and gets excited throughout the week about what stuff we have and what stuff we have coming in.”

The market is open, rain or shine, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 25 at 213 North St. in downtown Farmville.