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Peabody Farmers Market will not return to City Hall because of insufficient sales

PEABODY — Residents who were hoping for fresh fruit and vegetables from the Farmers Market this summer will be disappointed.

In a posting on Moving Peabody Forward Community Group’s Facebook page, Deanne Healey, president of Peabody Main Streets, said its 15-year run is over.

“After many years of trying different formats and locations, there was just not enough purchases being made to keep vendors coming back each week,” she wrote.

Launched in 2003, the market typically operated from mid July through October. In the last few years, it has been held in front of City Hall on Lowell Street.

Healey wrote Main Streets will host “mini markets” in  conjunction with the city’s summer concert series at Leather City Common on Lowell Street on July 14, 21, and 28 from 6-8 p.m.

The events will feature local craft beer, food, ice cream, Tillies Farm, craft vendors and activities.

“Local produce is available at Brooksby Farm,” she wrote.

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