Following that decision, Ferrante said she would work hard to make sure the market continued, with or without town support.
Drema Cady said this season’s market has been mostly successful for her and her business.
“But all markets have their ups and downs,” she said.
She credited Ferrante with working hard and caring about the market and its vendors.
Now with plans in place for a winter market and next summer in East Derry, it’s all coming together, Ferrante said. Many of the summer vendors will be part of the winter event.
Next summer, the market will stay at Upper Village, in the hall’s side and rear areas.
Ferrante said she will put focus on all kinds of vendors and artisans. The market will help promote the hall and its mission to be a community focal point and location for concerts, events and gatherings.
“It’s a great partnership (with EDVIS),” she said. “And the market continues.”
The farmers market continues at Manning Street through Sept. 25, Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., then will move to Derry Feed and Supply, 3 Martin St., beginning Oct. 2 and running Wednesdays through Oct. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m.
A winter market will begin in December and run through March on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To find out more about the farmers market, call Ferrante at 434-8974.