Just when I thought I would never be able to praise Mayor Flanagan again, he announces plans for a downtown farmer's market.
Really I can't begin to describe what a wonderful idea I think this is. It's a simple, small project that costs very little in investment and could pay huge dividends. The Herald speaks of the lawyers and clerks that will now dominate the area with the new courthouse, but the area is also full of seniors and bankers, and tellers, and employees of Government Center. To think of the vibrancy this could bring to downtown as all of these folks take advantage of buying fresh fruits and veggies. Maybe the purchase will be some fruit to snack on or some veggies for dinner. Perhaps local eateries will feature some tasty treat with garden fresh produce. Of course the idea is to also bring in artists and musicians that will help transform old second street into an open air market.
I hope this is the beginning of a renewed effort to revitalize downtown using what we already have to our advantage.