Look for a farmers market in Davidson
TIFFANY R. LEONARD
Davidson residents can expect their first farmers market in recent years this spring, but it’s not yet clear where.
During Tuesday’s Town board work session, representatives with the Davidson Farmer’s Market committee presented plans and requested permission to use the property behind Summit Coffee and next to Town Hall.
“We wanted a place where Davidsonians could come and buy local food … and a place where farmers that were surrounding our area could come and have a viable market,” said Carol Mayes, one of the market’s organizers.
The committee also considered the Village Green, the Ada Jenkins Center on Gamble Street, the Town Hall’s parking lot and Davidson United Methodist Church.
The market, supported by Downtown Davidson Inc., is expected to run Saturday mornings May to October.
Town board members asked Town Manager Leamon Brice to negotiate an agreement with the group so the market can open this spring.
In other business:
• The town board supported applying for a $446,000 state grant for a park on South Street. The town would need to provide matching money if it receives the grant.
• Representatives with DavidsonWalks, which promotes kids walking to school, presented suggested sidewalk, crosswalk and intersection improvements.Ideas included improving the cut-through on Dogwood Street, upgrading several intersections along Davidson-Concord Road and creating walking paths along gas line behind cabin creek.
• The board authorized the town to advertise the sale of a town-owned home at 107 Pine Road. The town has an offer for the site, but is required by law to advertise for an upset bid at least 5 percent higher. The one-story house is 2,350 square feet.
Originally published in the Charlotte Observer., 29 January 2008, http://www.charlotte.com/239/story/460389.html