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New Pulaski Farmers Market is a hit

By Orlando Salinas, osalinas@wdbj7.com
Published On: Aug 21 2013 08:23:12 AM EDT

The relocation is part of an effort to get more people into downtown Pulaski

PULASKI, Va. -

It wasn't working at the strip mall, so why not move it across the street?

That's what Pulaski County chamber of commerce director Peggy White was thinking when the community realized the farmers market was struggling in the parking lot on South Jefferson Street.

"The Pulaski Railway Station is right across the street," said White, "and everyone around here knows the railway station and we figured it was a great place for the new farmers market."

Turns out White was right. Since relocating the market just about 100 yards across the street and adding on-site chefs, bands, artisans and locally grown produce, the market has been a hit. So much so, that White says next year vendors have been told to bring twice as much as they did this year.

The railway station, thanks to the new market, has seen its own rebirth of sorts, after being burned down five years ago in a fire. The new Farmers Market is open from 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through September 24th.