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.
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.