One of the many new farmer's markets for 2009 is the Crossroads Art Center Market. This market is jump starting the market season with an indoor site right across from the Anthem headquarters on Staples Mill Road, just north of Broad street.
The Crossroads market is now the second Thursday Market in our area. The 17 street market, long open on Thursdays from 8:00am- 2:00pm. will now be open from 10:00a.m to 7:00 p.m!
The new Crossroads market will serve the near westend from noon to 6pm on Thursdays.
This market is run by the Market Umbrella, the same people who manage South of the James market Saturdays in Forest Hill Park , the new Tuesday Bryan Park market, and the Quirk Gallery market on First Fridays.
According to the e-mail I received from Victory Farms, the Crossroads market has already begun and its vendors include Faith Farms, Koralee Coffee, Wildwood Carver, Handmades by Linda, Bread for the People, Kizmets Klozet. Victory Farms hopes to be at this market for the last couple weeks in April to serve CSA members as well as non-members. With so many new markets starting up this year vendors are doing quit a bit of stretching and shifting. By the first weekend in May Victory Farm will be selling at Forest Hill on Saturday mornings, Bryan Park on Tuesday afternoons , and 17th Street on Thursday mornings. Notice they have switched their Tuesday location from Oregon Hill to Lakeside.