HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Farmer’s Market is finally getting a roof over its head.
The city has designed a shelter to cover the market at its future home near City Hall.
At a meeting tomorrow, officials are expected to unveil the designs by Megamorphosis Architecture & Interior Design.
“They’re really awesome,” Kate McSwain, manager of the farmer’s market, said today.
McSwain said the shelter will help expand the farmer’s market, covering about 20 parking spaces at the City Hall parking lot in the 100 block of East Tyler Avenue.
“There’s going to be twice as much space than we have at the current site and a lot more parking,” McSwain said.
The city is using a $175,000 grant from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation to fund the project.
In the meeting, officials also will present plans to install bout 10 electrical outlets at the shelter, helping chefs cook up their recipes while performers play live music.
For seven years, the farmer’s market has stood at A Street between Jackson and Monroe Avenues, open from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays from October through June.
The farmer’s market plans to move to its new location in October, McSwain said.