Letter – Farmers market would be good addition in Driver

Published 6:59 pm Friday, March 17, 2023

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I did not shop at the Bennetts Creek Market on Bridge Road; however, with the market closed, the City of Suffolk has an opportunity to establish a farmers market in that area. It would assist the residents in the area quest for ‘’home grown” products. 

My suggestion is place it in the Driver area as several buildings have been removed in the downtown area of Driver. 

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The city could lease or purchase the vacant sites for the market Driver is sufficiently far away from the Farmers Market behind the Suffolk Office of Tourism that it would not interfere with that site’s commerce.

This will cause the few remaining merchants in the Driver community to have more exposure and keep the community from becoming little more than a dot on a road map.

G. Stewart Tyler