Proposal calls for nearly $1 million in upgrades at Sterling farmers market

June 11, 2018

Sterling Farmers MarketPeople who peddle homegrown and homemade goods are a step closer to having an outdoor farmers market area, just west of the existing Twin City Farmers Market building downtown.

The proposed marketplace would be bordered by Second Street to the north, Avenue B to the west, Avenue A to the east, and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the south. A covered walkway would be built where vendors could display their wares, adjacent to the current market, which is located in the historical Twin City Produce Co. building at 106 Ave. A.

Four phases of work are planned, with a total estimated cost of about $970,000. The City Council hired engineering firm Mead & Hunt Inc. to design the first phase.

“Our hope is to have Phase 1 completed in order for us to use the pavilion area for the Hops on the Rock beer festival, on Oct. 13,” Sterling Main Street Executive Director Janna Groharing said. “We do have vendors who set up outside now.”