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Farmers market continues tradition in Fort Pierce

Posted at 8:49 AM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 08:49:45-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A South Florida farmer’s market isn't letting the coronavirus stop their tradition to provide to their community.

Cars lined up at Longwood Stadium in Fort Pierce on Saturday, sometimes waiting for up to an hour for the town's first farmers market since the original was closed at the marina in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Drivers stayed in their cars and ordered from large menus as merchants from 17 local businesses wore protective gear and handled orders safely to customers.

One business says the support from the community has been overwhelming and people were happy to support them.

Steven Maier, owner of Doc’s Gourmet Popcorn said, “We’ve done better than we ever had over at the marina which is crazy and I think it’s just a culmination of people who want to get out of the house and interact with somebody for once.”

Patron Don Quinn of Port St. Lucie said, “A lot of businesses are in trouble right now and anyway we can show support to our local businesses, it’s worth it.”

The Fort Pierce farmers market will continue for the next few weeks on the weekend from 8am to 1pm.