Huntington Farmers Market not returning this summer

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The Huntington Farmers Market will not be returning for the summer of 2019 due to upcoming construction at the Huntington Metro station, according to Community Foodworks, the organization that runs the market.

The market’s location was in an empty area next to the Huntington Metro off of North Kings Highway. The entire station will closed for three months and the south garage that borders the market’s location will be torn down, making it imposible to hold the market, Community Foodworks said Monday.

“With the Metro station closing for the majority of our season and significant construction projects beginning in the area, the location would not be feasible for our vendors,” Community Foodworks said in a message posted on Facebook and emailed to customers. “We have worked to find other market opportunities within the CFW market network for each vendor that sold at Huntington in 2018 and prior.”

The Huntington Farmers Market began in 2015, and was originally located in the parking lot of the Huntington Station shopping center on North Kings Highway. It moved across the street next to the Metro the following year.

The market was originally operated by Smart Markets, which was owned by Jean Jannsen prior to her death in November 2016. Her husband ran the market in 2017 before Community Foodworks took over in 2018.