New Davison Farmers Market officially opens - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

New Davison Farmers Market officially opens

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DAVISON (WJRT) - (05/01/14) - The new Davison Farmers Market had only been open for 15 minutes and already dozens of people had dropped by to get their first look.

"I've been so excited, I couldn't wait. I had to drag him out of bed to get here before work," said Sarah Dean, Davison resident.

"It's large. It's beautiful. I like it, I like it. I'll be coming here more often on the weekends," said Collean Jones, Flint resident.

The market checks in at 10,000 square feet and sits near the corner of Irish and Court, just off I-69.

"It almost seems like a dream. We started back in September and here we are on May 1. We got it done," said Mark Wood, market co-owner.

Wood says everything is still somewhat of a work in progress.

"We've got about half of our parking done. We need to get the other half done. We were hoping to have it done by today, but by the grand opening on May 17, we'll have all that done," he said.

As for vendors, there's a wide variety - more than 70, with every spot currently filled, inside and out.

"Porter's Orchard, we've got the Egg Basket, Penzien's Produce, we've got Coykendall Produce, Knob Hill Meats, there's the Chatter Box Deli down here," Wood said.

Judging by the initial turnout, vendors and customers have plenty to look forward to.

"It's going to be great for the area. It's a lot of hard work bringing all this produce, but we're just so excited," said Vicki Scikeleather, of Penzien's Produce.

The new Davison market is providing jobs for more than 100 people.

It's scheduled to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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