FHNA Board Statement on STOJ Temporary Relocation

Published May 7th in Uncategorized

The decision to temporarily relocate the South of the James Market was made by the City of Richmond.

The Forest Hill Neighborhood Association has been working for over a decade with the great people of GrowRVA and the Department of Parks Recreation and Community Facilities as they host the world-class South of the James Farmer’s Market in our wonderful urban community. It has become so much more than vendors selling locally-grown food in Forest Hill Park – it’s now an event attended by thousands and of which our community and city can be proud. Credit goes to Karen and Doug of GrowRVA for organizing this complex event week after week while keeping the lines of communication open with the community.

Covid-19 has been a disruptive factor for the lives of all and for the market, the FHNA looks forward to getting back to normal and hopes for the quick return of the South of the James Farmers Market back to operating in Forest Hill Park as soon as possible. We urge South of the James patrons to go out Saturday to support the vendors at their temporary location in Bryan Park.

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