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New Camden Farmers Market Provides Trip Down Memory Lane

By David Madden

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – The city of Camden is about to get a new farmers market. It might remind many of you of the old Pennsauken Mart and that’s by design.

Camden officials handed over a symbolic check, representing the over $1-million loan the state of New Jersey is providing to help build the Haddon Farmers Market along Mount Ephraim Avenue.

Co-owner Keith Ludwick, who used to manage places like the old Pennsauken Mart, plans to cut the ribbon on the place next week.

“I’m looking for a meeting place for not only the city, but the county of Camden and surrounding areas,” he said. “Normally a flea market draws from a very large geographic footprint and I’m looking at creating a piazza for people to come to.”

About one-third of the 90 shops are, or soon will be, ready to open.

Haddon Farmers Market co-owner Keith Ludwick (green shirt) receiving a check from Camden officials. (Credit: David Madden

Haddon Farmers Market co-owner Keith Ludwick (green shirt) receiving a check from Camden officials. (Credit: David Madden

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There’s also outside space for vendors. There will be lots of fresh fruit and veggies and even a bar.

They expect to provide 100 local jobs when everything’s up and running.

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