Troy Growers' Market won't be held this year
TROY - The Troy Growers' Market won't be bearing fruit this year, so to speak.
Earlier this year, Troy Borough Council granted a request for the market, which has been called the Farmers' Market in the past, to use Davison Green in Troy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, May through September.
But on Wednesday, Cliff Bruszewski of Running Bear Farm of West Burlington, the coordinator of the market, said that the market won't be held this year. He expects it return in 2014.
According to Bruszewski, the market needed a non-profit organization to handle its bookkeeping and records.
He said Martha Lloyd Community Services agreed to do it, but was unable to make the necessary arrangements for this year.
Bruszewski said he talked with Martha Lloyd CEO Bill Miller and was told that Martha Lloyd will try to put things in place for 2014.
He said all the vendors were notified about the postponement.
"Of course, they're saddened we're not able to make arrangements, but they understand we have to do it right," he said. "And they're looking forward to the next season when it goes."
Bruszewski said he is glad Martha Lloyd is interested in helping, and said the market has "great hopes for the coming years."
The market was held previously at Alparon Park in Troy.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.