The Five Points Farmer’s Market, which was originally held each Thursday beginning in the spring and lasting until the end of harvest season, will be held at the new park today.
MainStreet Cleveland Executive Director Sharon Marr and other officials are pleased with the outcome of the park. Officials broke ground on the project earlier this year.
Although some inclement weather hampered local farmers presenting their fruits, vegetables and other items, for the most part, good weather has allowed large shopping crowds and 18 or more vendors weekly.
Wednesday, officials with the arts festival met to discuss placement of vendors, entertainment, artists and craftsmen.
More than 20 artists are expected.
Activities for children will also be available.
Most of the activity today and Saturday will be held on the paved and concrete portions of the park due to the fact that hot weather has not allowed green areas to fully take root and less foot traffic on the grass at this time will aid in helping the sod survive without damage.
First Street Square is a multi-use park with greenspace, more than 50 parking spaces, a community stage and other amenities.
The space has been landscaped and readied for use. Monday, the Cleveland City Council will officially cut the ribbon to the park.
The Five Points Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m. today, offering fresh and locally grown produce.