Efforts are underway to bring a farmers’ market back to Mount Olive.
Jammie Royall, town manager, feels residents will support it and town officials are seeking state funding. The tentative market location is a vacant, town-owned lot on the southeast corner of Pollock and Center streets.
Construction cost is an estimated $150,000. The lot will be covered and have refrigeration.
The Mount Olive Presbyterian Church started a farmers’ market June 4 and will keep it open through late August.
Royall said the church market relieves some pressure on town officials, who want to make their own market a first-rate facility.
The town’s beautification committee, chaired by Commissioner Barbara Kornegay, is looking into the matter and will meet later this month.