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Yorktown Farmers' Market Seeks New Indoor Location

The winter farmers' market was supposed to be held at the Jefferson Valley Mall on Saturdays starting Jan. 12 and ending on May 11. But a deal fell through and organizers are seeking a new location.

A deal between the Jefferson Valley Mall and Maize Market Management has fallen through and now Karen Symington-Muendell is seeking a new location to house the winter farmers' market. 

"The mall went back on their word and we cannot hold the market there," Symington-Muendell said. 

The winter farmers' market was supposed to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays starting Jan. 12 and ending on May 11. The woman said she is now looking for an indoor space in Yorktown – a church, hall, or even an empty store front. 

"I have five weekly vendors, and one monthly vendor," Symington-Muendell said. "All vendors carry insurance, as does Maize. We would of course be willing to pay rent."

The outdoor Yorktown farmers' market opened in May and took place at the field behind Yorktown Heights Engine Co #1. Maize Market Management is a not for profit company that formed to run the farmers' market. Each week the organization made a donation to a local charity.

To read more about the farmers' market click here and check out their website here.

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Pat January 12, 2013 at 06:44 PM
That is a real shame for the mall and they town of Yorktown. It certainly would have brought more people into the mall and given us citizens a wonderful opportunity! Leaves a bad taste in my mouth for the mall! What about a VFW, American Legion, etc..., they usually have big halls. How about the old French Hill Elementary School building, is there space still in there, like the old gym or cafeteria? I hope this is resolved soon!!!
Sarah Wilson January 12, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Very disappointing, indeed. As I live in the JV area, this would have been very convenient, and I was looking forward to patronizing the market. I hope that the non-profit Maize Market Management is able to find another location quickly.

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