Farmers' market pitched for Fredericton's northside
Market would be open three days a week
A Fredericton realtor is starting a new farmer's market that will operate year-round on the city's northside.
Peter Perry said the new market will be in the former Furniture Deals building on St. Mary's Street and will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting in mid-June.
Perry said he thinks there is a lot of interest in the idea of another market in the city.
"A lot of people I talk to, sometimes they don't go down to the one downtown because it's too congested or no place to park," he said.
"And that's one of the points that was brought up by the city is it would be too congested to have it on the northside in that location. But that's when I decided to go with three days a week and that will cut down on the traffic. And we have tons of parking there."
Perry said there is room for about 200 vendors inside and another hundred or more outside.
And said he's getting calls and applications from potential vendors from across the Maritimes.
"People just want to get out there and sell their stuff," he said.
The northside market could be competition for the city's iconic Boyce Farmers' Market, which is on the city's southside.