[box type=”shadow”]A young woman, pretty, lively, with a harp as elegant as herself; and both placed near a window, cut down to the ground, and opening on a little lawn, surrounded in the rich foliage of summer, was enough to catch any man’s heart. The season, the scene, the air, were all favourable to tenderness and sentiment. ~ Jane Austen, Mansfield Park[/box]
The Downtown Farmers Curb market brings back the popular harpist Elizabeth Gerberding this Saturday to add a musical air to Saint Patrick’s Day at the market. Gerberding is the Walt Disney World Orchestra harpist and plays often at Victoria & Albert’s restaurant there. She’ll perform at the market from 9am to 1pm.
The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is open Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. Here’s the map & directions. Parking is plentiful downtown at the Main Street Parking garage, on the street or in one of the close-by metered lots.
[box type=”shadow”]Editor’s note: For the next couple of months, Lakeland Local is promoting the Downtown Farmers Curb Market vendors. If you have a favorite vendor, be sure to leave us a comment so we can learn more about their work. When the Market takes their summer break we’ll be looking for new local businesses to feature. Drop us a line at welch [at] lakelandlocal [dot] com with your suggestions.[/box]