The Greensburg Local Farmer’s Market Association announced it is returning to Downtown Greensburg this summer for their Tuesday markets.
Beginning May 14th, the market will be located in the Buncher Parking Lot, on S. Pennsylvania Ave, next to DV8 Cafe. The Tuesday market will run from 2:30-6pm every week until November for the 2019 season.
“The downtown Greensburg community has always been very supportive of the Farmer’s Market in the past,” said Paul Sarver, the farmer’s market manage. “With new vision, the City and I have worked out a location in downtown to embrace our great community once again.”
Parking Assistant, Renee Hertzog worked hard to find a good location and figured out the logistics of bringing back the market to downtown for the community. With the cooperation between, the Greensburg Local Farmer’s Market Association, Council Member Greg Mertz, City Administrator Kelsye Milliron and downtown merchants the market will be a welcome addition to the growing redevelopment of downtown Greensburg.
“The City is excited to work with the Local Farmers Market in bringing them back Downtown,” said Kelsye Milliron, City Administrator. :Not only do we think this will benefit the Farmers, but it is our hope that the increased foot traffic will also benefit the downtown businesses.”
With the thought of a more livable downtown area, the newly relocated Farmer’s Market will benefit many of those who live downtown and in walking distance of the location. With three senior apartment complexes in close proximity, this will give convenient access for those seniors to take advantage of the Pa. State Farmers Market Voucher Program, hosted by the Agency of the Aging, located in the Troutman Building on Main St. The future addition of apartments on S. Pa Avenue that will be opening within the year along with current apartments and student housing will allow residents to purchase local produce and products without having to drive to the store.
When there was previously a market in downtown, the merchants would see an increase in customer traffic on Tuesdays, which is typically a slower consumer day. Helen Keegan-Geroux, owner of Artistans of Hands and Hearts, contacted Sarver about brainstorming a way to bring back the market to downtown.
When residents shop at neighborhood farmers markets, not only are they finding fresh local items, but they’re also giving their community a little economic boost. One dollar at a time.
There hasn’t been a farmer’s market in downtown Greensburg in many years after the Association moved to Lynch Field. Their regular Saturday Farmer’s Market, which begins April 26th, is still scheduled as usual every week at Lynch Field until November from 9am-12pm.