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Jacksonville Farmers Market considers expanding

8:16 AM, Sep 12, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla-- "I grew up on the market, all my life," says Pete Yarbrough.

He has been selling produce at the Jacksonville Farmers Market for more than 40 years.

"Tomatoes, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, all kinds of produce," says Yarbrough.

Over the years he has watched it change and grow, and now the Jacksonville Farmers Market could be growing again.

"We've got folks who are wanting more locally grown produce," says general manager Greg Tison.

Tison says as food prices rise in chain grocery stores, the farmers market has seen its crowds increase as people try and save money.

"Our occupancy has gone up on the market and we want to do more things with the market," says Tison.

He is looking at offering more options such as a meat store, bakery or even cooking classes.

Peter Yarbrough says he thinks it would be a great idea, because more people coming to the Jacksonville Farmers Market is more potential customers.

The idea is still in its conceptual phase, but Tison would like to know what you would like to see at the Jacksonville Farmers Market.  You can share your ideas and feedback through its website at this link: 





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