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Now Open Till October, Lincoln Square Farmers Market Extends Season

A news report from Patty Wetli, Center Square Journal

Shoppers explore the Thursday farmers market in Lincoln Square. Photo/Patty Wetli, Center Square Journal..

Good news for fans of the Thursday night Lincoln Square Farmers Market, and for those who’ve yet to discover this gem — its run is being extended through Oct. 28, with earlier hours, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  (The market will take a break on Sept. 9, returning on Sept. 16.)

Conceived as a companion to the summer concert series in Giddings Plaza, the market, located at the corner of Lincoln and Leland Avenues, was originally slated to close up shop on Sept. 2, but vendors wanted to keep it going, according to Melissa Flynn, executive director of the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce.

“I considered that a good sign,” she said.

In its first year, the market has faced its share of difficulties—namely the weather— but Flynn has been pleased with its overall performance and credits it with a number of successes: helping people shop locally, promoting Lincoln Square, and, perhaps foremost, offering residents an alternative to the Square’s Tuesday morning market.

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