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Brighton Farmers Market to get new, year-round home

Oct 8, 2018

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The Brighton Farmer’s Market is getting a big upgrade.

That market currently operates in the summer at the Brighton High School parking lot.

And while that’s centrally located it does not have amenities like electricity, shelter during bad weather and restrooms. The town also operates a winter farmers market at the Brookside School gymnasium.

Town Supervisor Bill Moehle got together on Sunday with Democratic Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle and Republican State Senator Joe Robach to announce $1 million in state funding for the development of a new, permanent home for the market.

It will be part of the town’s redevelopment of a section of Westfall Road at Buckland Park, and it will create a year-round facility.

Moehle says the Brighton Farmers Market serves hundreds of residents from Brighton and around the region every Sunday, and he says it helps increase access to locally grown food and supports the growth of agribusiness in the area.

The redevelopment project going on at Buckland Park will eventually include a performance and events space, a pedestrian plaza and a system to capture and harvest stormwater.