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Downtown farmers market moving

The annual farmers market in Downtown Evansville is moving to a new location. 

The Redevelopment Commission has authorized an agreement for the Farm Bureau Farmers Market to set up on city-owned land just south of the Lloyd Expressway-First Avenue interchange.

Metro Development Director Kelley Coures tells WNIN the market has been held on the Greyhound block in recent years, but environmental testing is underway on that land.

So, Coures says the market will open at the new location, which he describes as an improvement. He says the land is flat and highly visible, and more parking is available. 

Coures says the city will install a concrete path on the land, although it may not be installed in time for the first market, May 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The markets will operate on Fridays through September 29th.