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Farmer's market expected to open in downtown Louisville within two years

You can soon look forward to buying fresh food from a year-round farmer's market that's planning to open downtown.

Its all part of the Mayor's Fresh Foods Initiative -- that's based on the results of a study that explored the Louisville region's ability to feed itself.

The report calls for the expansion of local products.  With the rising price of gas, cities across the nation are buying and eating locally-grown food more and more.

Mayor Jerry Abramson explains,  "Louisville can reduce its reliance on imported food by building a full-time, 12 month a year farmer's market in this community while at the same time increasing the number of neighborhood farmer's markets and the focus of farmed capacity around us."

The market will be built on East Jefferson Street, in the former Disney Tires property.  It is expected to open within two years.

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