But every Tuesday and Friday, the Fort Street Farmers’ Market gives busy office workers, commuters and students an opportunity to buy fresh, local produce. The market hours make it convenient for a passerby to pick up a fruit or two for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch or even take care of some weekly grocery shopping.
Located in front of Macy’s near Wilcox Park, the market does not have the “stay and cruise” atmosphere offered by some other markets. Rather, the vendors stay busy with high customer turnover. Many are coming and going – without the luxury of time to mingle and take in the entertainment.
Those market-goers with more time to browse are treated to a temporary garden, thanks to the assortment of plant vendors. It’s no rarity to see someone in business attire walking down Fort Street Mall holding a newly purchased lily or even a cactus. For those looking to pick up a unique gift, crafts and other local specialties are also available.
The Fort Street Farmers’ Market is open year-round on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Front of Macy’s. For more information and directions, visit: Local-Farmers-Markets.com
The State Department of Agriculture offers an online schedule of Farmers’ Markets, according to island:
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Checking out the fresh goodies at the Fort Street Farmers Market. instagr.am/p/JQVLXUBdCm/
— being808 (@being808) April 10, 2012