Farmers' market discussion continues

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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.

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