Interview with Darla Falcon, Gladstone City Manager
GLADSTONE – Gladstone is in the process of establishing a central gathering place at a current parking lot on the 900 block of Delta Avenue. It’s the new site of the Farmer’s Market in Gladstone.
It’s going fabulously, especially since the fruits and vegetables have a arrived,” said Gladstone City Manager Darla Falcon. “We started in early June when their weren’t as much fruits and vegetables available but now we have several farmers bringing their produce and they are busy they whole time we are open.”
Gladstone received a $50-thousand grant in August from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to convert the parking lot into a gathering place.
“We’re going to have some stamped concrete in there which is visibly going to be much better looking. Some permanent benches and permanent staging area. This past summer we added music to our Farmer’s Market and that was very well received,” Falcon said.
They also plan to better secure tenting for the Farmer’s Market and add parking to back of the lot.
The new Farmer’s Market has attracted up to a dozen vendors this year. It is open on Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will continue until Oct 28.