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City Market at the Y

May 3,2012


Historic Roanoke City Market announces expansion

Release Date: May 3, 2012

The Historic Roanoke City Market has partnered with the Kirk Family YMCA to expand the Market to a new part of downtown. Thursday evenings during June, the Market will set up outside the Y near the corner of 5th Street and Luck Avenue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors will offer fresh fruit, produce, baked goods, wild caught fish and grass fed beef.

The mission of this endeavor is to provide access to farmers’ market produce and goods to Kirk Family YMCA members and to neighbors and businesses in Downtown West and Old Southwest.

Customers will have the ability to pay with a credit card, cash or use an EBT card for SNAP benefits. New grants made possible by Carilion Clinic and Foundation for Roanoke Valley will fund a double up program in which EBT/SNAP customers will now receive a $1 match for their $1 purchase, up to $50.


Downtown Roanoke, Inc. is a tax-exempt member organization first chartered in 1960 to provide services and support to downtown property owners, businesses and residents.  DRI provides services throughout the Downtown Service District under a contract with the City of Roanoke and also manages the Historic Roanoke City Market which is the oldest continuously-operating open air market in Virginia.  The Historic Roanoke City Market was recently voted one of the Top 20 Farmers Markets in the country by the American Farmland Trust.  DRI also presents a number of showcase events in downtown Roanoke including the Harvest Festival, and the SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas - a major holiday season street festival taking place each year on the first three Fridays of December.


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