Friday, February 28, 2014

TOP STORY >> Farmers market in Cabot moving

The Cabot Farmers Market will open in early May just as it has for many years, but not in the parking lot of First Security Bank at the corner of Second and Main streets.

Cabot City Beautiful members agreed last month to accept the offer of Pastor Spencer Dunlap to move the market to the parking lot of the old Bancroft building at 1122 South Second St. The building now houses Re:New Community Church.

The new location has the space needed for the market to expand, according to a news release. At its peak, 22 vendors participated last year so more room may be needed.

Dunlap told the vendors that the church intends to build a stage in the parking lot that could also be used for entertainment during the Saturday market.

The only drawback to the new location is the lack of visibility, organizers said. The bank has agreed to place a sign directing customers to the new location. And there is some money available for advertising this year, the release states.

The market is looking for new vendors to participate in its seventh year. Anyone interested in participating should call the 501-920-2122 or e-mail

The market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday beginning May 3 and will remain open through Oct. 4.