Beginning Labor Day weekend, Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) will host a farmer's market featuring local growers.Markets have been scheduled to take place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Thanksgiving in the parking lot of the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.
Fall is "a good time to start," said Hank Frecon, who chairs the BBB's farmer's market sub-committee, part of the Economic Restructuring Committee.
Frecon said the market is intended, in part, to draw more people to the borough and benefit main street businesses.
The committee also hopes to give local farmers a chance to directly reach local consumers.
The sub-committee meets once a month to discuss the event. Frecon would like to attract six farmers from each growing category. The more local, the better, he said.
"The time it takes to organize an event like this is pretty substantive," he said.
Frecon is seeking volunteers to join the sub-committee, which focuses on basic volunteer management, the recruitment of farmers and craftsmen, marketing efforts, planning entertainment, and contributing ideas and labor.
In 2008, Frecon envisions the Boyertown farmer's market opening in early July.
For more information call Frecon at 703-338-5493.
Contact reporter Bradley Schlegel at 610-367-6041, ext. 240 or bschlegel @berksmontnews.com.