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Easton Farmers Market Moves Indoors Saturday

Winter mart returns for its second year, this time at former Weller Center.

The Easton Farmers' Market's winter mart returns for its second year Saturday, but this time it has a new home.

The market will open its doors at 10 a.m. at 325 Northampton St., the former Weller Center. Last year, it operated out of the first floor of the Nurture Nature Center, two blocks to the west. 

There's more than 35 vendors lined up, including local businesses such as the Easton Salsa Co., Tombler's Bakery and the Bank Street Creamery, as well as numerous area farms.

The market will operate indoors from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. until the first weekend of May, when it returns to Centre Square.

But that doesn't mean operations will cease at 325 Northampton. City officials announced in July plans to turn the space into a permanent market that provides residents with fresh, locally produced food.

In September, the city gave the Greater Easton Development Partnership a $1 million grant to fund the project

For decades, the building was known as the Weller Center, which opened in 1982 as a place for health education, and spent the next 26 years operating a facility for visitors. In 2008, the center stopped offering programs for visitors, and switched to running in-school programs.

In 2009, the Victory Brewing Co. announced plans to move into the building and open a brew pub/restaurant, but those plans fell through the following year.

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