Faces of Easton: Megan McBride
Market Manager Megan McBride of the Easton Farmers' Market recently told us that the anticipated Easton Public Market is going to be opening this fall:
"We're looking at early September at this point, and what we're looking to do is create a market district: So right now we have our Saturday open-air market, Wednesday open-air market, and this is kind of the new 'year 'round' iteration. It'll be a mix of whole foods, produce, old fashioned butcher, fish monger, bakeries, and then also prepared foods, some really exciting ready-to-eat-foods. We're going to have a wood fired oven in here with flatbread pizza. A craft brewery will be coming into here, a noodle bar, and also a demonstration kitchen, so we're going to be holding cooking classes, chef demonstrations, pairings. Come in here and learn how to break down a pig! Come learn how to roll sushi! So, it'll have that great community vibe that we have outside but it will be inside. We're looking to create a synergy between the outside and the inside."
"How long has this been in the works?"
"It's always been kind of the plan that this would be the next level, but it sorta got pushed along a little quicker when development downtown started really springing up, and we have so many residents moving in, and we need a grocery venue that's open multiple days a week. This'll be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday. It's really important: people move here but they don't want to drive; you live in a downtown for a reason and they want to be able to walk to their groceries and walk to their entertainment and have everything at their fingertips. So, we're very excited."
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