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Summer farmers market on the way to Morrison

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By Deborah Swearingen

A new summer market is on the fast track to opening after the Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an application for a special use permit — contingent on a few details — at its May 1 meeting.

The market, organized by VFW Post 3471 of Morrison, will be held 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from June to September. It will be housed in the parking lot on Bear Creek Avenue next to the gas station.

According to VFW representative Rob Nason, the market will largely offer local fruits and vegetables and will serve as a resource for Morrison and its neighbors.

“It would be noncompetitive with local merchants so no food, no food trucks,” Nason said.

The board was in full support as long as the VFW receives approval from the land owner Jeff Bradley and sorts out insurance. The VFW may utilize the town’s insurance if need be. Additionally, the market will need to provide portable bathrooms to use if directing customers to the town’s public restroom becomes problematic.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Trustee Katie Gill. “I think it will be great for our community, for the local community but also for the community outside.”