Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon for the past 15 years, the Chapel Hill Farmers' Market has featured locally made products including pottery, kombucha, fresh pasta, seafood and mushroom jewelry.
Local residents who frequent the market shop for a myriad of products at tents in the parking lot outside Stoney River and Silverspot Cinema at University Place Mall.
The market has been operating since April 2008 and is open year-round. The market's summer hours will begin in April. It will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays under this new schedule.
It was founded by the Farmers of Orange, a state nonprofit organization. According to their website, every dollar spent goes back to the farmers and vendors represented.
Manager Kate Underhill said the farmers market has and will continue to stay open despite the construction in University Place and they plan to stay there for the time being.
She said the market was initially set up to help local farmers and has grown into a great community event for the town's small businesses to display their products.
“You can really get a variety there, which makes it a great spot for our customers to come," she said. "It's always festive there; people come just to meet with their friends and get a cup of coffee."
Raymond Siemion, a local resident, attends the market weekly and said he enjoys the mix of vendors and small businesses.
“It’s a great mix. It's fun and they’re all local, so it's social and edible,” he said.