The market that met at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd moves to the Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Its new name is Talbot Park Farmers Market.
NORFOLK, Virginia – Hampton Boulevard Farmers Market getting a makeover.
The market, which once met at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, is moving to the Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrament on Newport Avenue.
It is also changing names; now the market will be called the Talbot Park Farmers’ Market.
The change comes after the market overtakes its space at the Episcopal Church, says a spokesperson for farmers’ market organizers We dig Tidewater.
Michele Ascher and his sister Amy Jordan run this particular market.
“We loved working with the Church of the Good Shepherd, but we just overstepped the space,” the sisters wrote. “The new location will more than quadruple the parking available for customers, leave space for additional vendors and have a covered picnic pavilion.
They say there are more opportunities for food trucks and entertainment at the Catholic Church, thanks to the way the space is laid out.
“If we can find a music sponsor, maybe we can book some local musicians to provide some nice background music,” Jordan wrote.
It’s a new name, a new place, but the same vendors and products. The statement said customers at the Talbot Park Farmers Market can continue to expect “minimally processed, locally made, natural, and preservative-free foods” from family farms and small businesses.
They hope the 1.5 mile move won’t deter people who loved the Farmer’s Market from its old location from checking out the new one.
The opening day is Wednesday July 14. The market will take place from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. every Wednesday until October.
On July 14, the first 100 customers to visit the market will receive free reusable shopping bags.