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Petition Drive Hopes to Save Flourtown Farmers Market, Marked For Eviction

Flourtown Farmers Market. Photo provided by Cathie Cashman

FLOURTOWN, Pa. (CBS) - Vendors at the wildly popular Flourtown Farmer's Market were shocked recently when they received eviction notices. And now, area residents are banding together to try to save the longtime staple of this Montgomery County community.

The market is nearly thirty years old, home for about a dozen businesses who employ nearly 100 workers, serving up everything from fresh meats, cheeses, and produce to pastries and coffee.

But the market, on Bethlehem Pike, shares a building with a CVS Pharmacy and a dry cleaner. And word on the street is that CVS wants to expand. So, a petition drive is underway in an effort to save the market.

"There's no place else in our community where you can go and get fresh, homemade items and delicacies like you can at the Flourtown Farmers Market," says community activist Cathie Cashman. "It's truly part of the fabric of our community."

Vendors say the letters they received indicate the market will be closed by July.

Cashman is hoping CVS steps up to the plate and, in her words, acts as a good neighbor by coming up with a solution.

A CVS spokesman says they have not acquired the property and the matter is between the market and their landlord.

By Brad Segall