Your Opinion Matters About The Sunday Chester Market

In Chester Business, Chester Discussions, Shopping on March 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Chester Sunday Market


The objective is to become a model in our region by promoting economic relocalization, maximizing the use and sale of local products, and most importantly, strengthening our town’s economic viability. The combination of Chester’s unique and lovely streetscape with a town-wide gathering and marketplace concept, provides a compelling destination for our residents and visitors alike. The market be held Sundays, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the town center. Main St. will be closed to traffic from Maple St. to Water St. during these hours.

Tuesday, March 17th we are meeting with our town selectmen to discuss the Chester Sunday
Market proposal. We would like to have comments and opinions from our merchants and
community residents in hand so to have your thoughts and opinions with us for their
consideration. Please take a moment to answer the six questions below, or write your own
paragraph, and enter in the comment section of this blog.

(I will make sure the committee gets your response.)

1.  Would you comment on why you support this initiative in Chester?
2.  What led you to become involved in the planning process?
3.  Do you advocate closing the town to vehicular traffic as a trial?
4.  Do you have goods and services you would like to see offered?
5.  Are you a gardener, crafts person or have a talent to share?
6.  Would you like to be involved and volunteer?

Please feel free to pass this questionnaire on to anyone you think might be interested
in voicing their opinions on the market.
Thank you very much.
Nancy Freeborn
Carol LeWitt

  1. I fully support the Chester Sunday Market because I see it as an enormous benefit to ourselves and to the community of Chester as a whole. Additionally, I fully endorse the trial of closing the town to vehicular traffic. I am most interested in seeing local organic produce: eggs, vegetables, fruits, maple syrup—any and all of it!

  2. Hi Elizabeth, Yay! I do too! Thank you for commenting. Sent it onto Nancy. The more info and feedback they get the better.

  3. this sounds like a very interesting idea although I do wonder who makes maple syrup in the region??? I have been meaning to get along to the local farmers market at the Grosvenor Garden Centre on the 2nd Friday of the month but always forget but if a regular local market is held in the town centre I am sure I will visit this on a regular basis.

    Not too worried about the traffic as it is fairly quiet in this area anyway, we are talking about the area near the town hall aren’t we??

  4. OMG…………….this is not about the real Chester in England is it?

  5. Hi Jennifer,
    No it isn’t. We are Chester, CT USA. Thank you for commenting though. So funny b/c I think the area they want to close in our town includes our old town hall. 🙂 Keep us posted if you get a market too!

  6. Sorry I found out about this too late to speak at the meeting, but I’d be interested in vending at this market! The concept sounds lovely. I make natural olive oil soap.

  7. Hi Laura, I will pass your contact in formation onto the committee. They are creating a blog and a website and when they are up and running I will send you links to those.

  8. Just attended Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce breakfast in New London this a.m….I managed to do a lot of talking up Chester, and especially the Sunday Market. Lots of positive reactions from tablemates,et al…Lots of ‘Buy Local’ support/enthusiasm. Lots of bureaucratic blah,blah otherwise, unfortunately.
    I’d love to volunteer to help out w/Market, Nancy…Any planning meetings coming up ?

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