When making your farmers' market rounds this season, give the Walker Square market a whirl.
The Walker Square Farmer's Market didn't have a spectacular start during its inaugural year last summer, but it's coming back with a plan to make things really come together this year.
Twenty-five farmers will participate in the market, which runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., May 27 through October 28, in Walker Square, 1031 S. 9th St.
Organizer Jason Cleereman reached out to numerous Walker's Point businesses and, so far, has the support of The National, 839 W. National Ave. Hopefully more will come forward.
"We have restrooms, a playground, trees that offer shade, bike racks for bicycle enthusiasts and a welcoming community," says Cleereman.
Here's a short video about the market made by CelestÃ© Contreras:Â
I gotta assume that--like the neighborhood and the street--that Walker Park was named for George H. Walker, who donated the land to the city in 1836. It would seem unlikely that a historic place would be named after someone who is still alive.
Furthermore, it would be an unfortunate decision to not support a large swath of local businesses/farmers/economy who are not remotely associated with your political issues just because of a grudge against a name.
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