The Quincy City Council approved a new location for the Quincy Farmers Market for the 2021 season.
The council approved the item at the April 20 meeting.
The farmers market will now be set on B Street Southeast between Central Avenue and First Avenue Southeast. The request last week asked for the street to be blocked to traffic to allow for the market to operate.
The street will be blocked from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the day of each market. For the 2021 season, markets are scheduled for June 5 and 19, July 3 and 17, Aug. 7 and 21, and Sept. 4 and 18. The one-block section of B Street Southeast will host anywhere from 15 to 35 vendors, according to the request from the farmers market.
Business along that block of B Street Southeast include The Salad Bar, Quincy Swim and Gym, Idle Hour, Errant Cellars, This & That Catering, and Mar-Jon Labor.
Last season, the farmers market was held at The Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum site in the grassy area near the Heritage Barn. The year before, it was held at Lauzier Park.
The market will continue to follow COVID-19 safety protocols from the Grant County Health District. Portable toilets and handwashing stations will also be provided at the market, along with public restrooms available in the Quincy Swim and Gym and The Salad Bar.