The Laurel Board of Trade announced that it will not host a farmers market this year.
Since 1996, a farmers market has been held in Laurel, most recently on Thursdays from June through October on Main Street. The past few years, however, attendance has dwindled among vendors and shoppers.
“We don’t have the resources to keep it going,” said Maureen Rogers, administrator for the Laurel Board of Trade. “We were not getting enough people.”
Originally located at Riverfront Park, the market moved to Main Street in 2000 for more visibility.
“I think the location is good,” Rogers said. “It was the time and day. Thursdays didn’t do it. A lot more people are out on a Saturday.”