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Independence Riverview Market
October 23, 2012
INDEPENDENCE -- You'll be able to hit a farmers market in downtown Independence without an umbrella starting next month.
The Independence Riverview Market will relocate indoors, from its regular location atop the Riverview Park Amphitheater to the empty city hall Nov. 3 through Christmas.
About a dozen vendors will be selling seasonal produce and crafts, said Malinda Bermudez, a market board member.
"We had a lot of requests from customers who wanted to be able to shop a little longer," Bermudez said. "We have some good crafters ... and people growing things under cover like greens and kale, so we thought there was some marketing potential."
The old city hall at 240 Monmouth St. has been mostly vacant since staff moved into the Independence Civic Center on South Main Street. Bermudez said the market worked out a lease agreement with the city.
"It's another venue for local entrepreneurship," said Marie Trucco, director of the Greater Independence Business Incubator. "Salem has a farmers market that moves into an empty storefront (at the Oregon State Fairgrounds) the last month of the year; this is the same kind of idea."
The market is still taking vendors, at a cost of $15 for an annual membership and $10 per week for a space. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information: 503-837-0045 or via email to IndependenceRiverviewMarket@gmail.com.