There was a lot of new developments to celebrate at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association's meeting last night - one major development being the South Perry Farmers market moving indoors at the Emmanuel Life Center at the end of this month. The Farmers Market celebrates Harvest Festival tomorrow from 3 to 7 p.m. in its usual location at The Shop - the last outdoor market day is on Oct. 28.
Brian Estes, who runs the South Perry Farmers Market, said the market has outgrown The Shop's parking lot by leaps and bounds.
"We are wrapping up our fifth season and it's been our best season so far, so thank you for that," Estes told the neighbors and business owners at the meeting, adding that in the three years he has been involved with the market vendor sales have increased by 400 percent.
"We finish at The Shop on the last Thursday of October and immediately on the first Thursday of November we will be in here right where you sit," Estes said. Among many other plans for next year, the market would like to pursue is the construction of a community garden in Grant Park.
"I would love to see the neighborhood come up with a plan for what a community garden in Grant Park would look like," said Estes.
Read the rest of the story in tomorrow's South Voice section.