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MONDAY, April 13, 2009 – Salem Main Streets happily announces the return of a Farmers’ Market to historic Derby Square. Along with the announcement of the market’s return, Salem Main Streets has also just launched the market website (, which highlights aspects of the market and will be updated regularly.

The Salem Farmers’ Market committee is made up of local volunteers and organized by Salem Main Streets, a non-profit organization. The opening day ceremonies celebrating the return of the market 375 years after Salem was first authorized to hold a weekly farmers’ market will be Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at 4pm in Derby Square.

The Salem Farmers’ Market’s goal is to meet the needs of the local community for fresh local produce at a convenient location, create a weekly event that adds to the vibrant atmosphere of the downtown and support local small family farmers by providing a direct market for their produce and goods. The Farmers’ Market gives local residents the opportunity to purchase fruits and vegetables which have been picked by a local farmer at the peak of season. This preserves the nutritional content and freshness because the fruits and vegetables do not travel as far to get to your table. Shoppers have the opportunity to speak with the person growing the items to find out how it was grown.  The farmers will be at Derby Square every Thursday so people can plan their shopping and select from what the farmers bring that suits their needs for an evening meal or for the whole week. Downtown businesses will also remain open for additional shopping hours on the evenings of the market.

Salem Farmers’ Market will take place Thursday evenings from 4pm–7pm through October 29th, 2009.

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