The 2016 Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market will be open Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the plaza at the intersection of Church Street and Franklin Street from Aug. 25 to Oct. 27.
The pop-up market is a collaboration between Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.
Bobby Funk, assistant director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, said the pop-up market will be convenient and will liven up street activity.
“We’re just excited to see it come back,” Funk said. “We’re moving it a little later into the day — 3:30 to 5:30 — which hopefully will activate the market a little bit more.”
Mary Turner, manager at Loaf Bakery, a vendor at the market, said she thinks moving the pop-up market later in the day will allow more employees and students to visit.
The market was previously held from 12 to 2 p.m.
“We had thought a lot of people would be leaving their offices,” Turner said. “But they were going to lunch, so they weren’t coming to the farmers’ market.”
“Later in the afternoon might be a little bit better as far as people thinking about ending their workday, what they’re going to eat for dinner, that kind of stuff,” she said.