By John Laidler, Globe CorrespondentThe city is gearing for the 10th season of its Farmerís Market program. Run by the Community Development Department, the program includes a Tuesday market begun in 2003, and a Saturday market initiated on a pilot basis last year. Both sell fresh produce and other locally produced items.
The Tuesday market, which has operated until now on Railroad Avenue behind the Essex County courthouse, is relocating this year to the Leather City Common at 55 Lowell St. Officials say they hope the relocation of the market to a spot that is more convenient and offer the more relaxed atmosphere of a park setting will help draw more patrons and vendors to the market, which has experienced only limited attendance in recent years.
The Saturday market will continue to operate on a pilot basis outside the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St. The Tuesday market will operate from 2-7 p.m. from June 12 through Oct. 23, and the Saturday market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7 to Sept. 29, not including the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
The city is seeking applications from vendors, as well as from musicians to provide entertainment, at both markets.
For more information, call Lucia DelNegro, the cityís conservation agent, at 978-538-5782, or go to the marketís Facebook page.