Garden Station & Sunday Farmer’s Market
We have a really unique farmer’s market where I live. It’s only open a short time on Sunday. It’s not only a market, but it’s a unique community green space, in the middle of the city I grew up in. They have gardening, a fountain, fire circle, stage, kitchen, art, and many ongoing projects and programs. On Sunday they have a farmer’s market for locals to sell their goods. They also sell some of the produce the grow on the green space. It’s all volunteer. Garden Station’s only goal is to give people in the city a nice place to hang out and be safe to express yourself with friends and family. I took the grand kids to explore and they absolutely loved it 🙂
The Garden Station was established in 2008. The property was owned by the railroad until the city bought the property. It stood vacant for over 50 years and was used as a homeless camp and a dumping ground. A local artist came to an agreement with the city to turn it into an art park and community garden. To read more more about the Garden Station go here. In recent months there has been talk of the city selling the property for development. I pray that does not happen. Garden Station truly has a place in the heart of downtown. It speaks volumes to the type of city, community we want to build.
The sign out front welcomes you.
Farmer’s market getting ready to open for business.