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Myrtle's Market growing more than some expected

You can find strawberries at Myrtle Market in Myrtle Beach. You can find strawberries at Myrtle Market in Myrtle Beach.
 MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – It is a season for growth at one farmer's market that you might not think would be that successful.  In recent years, many farmers moved on to different locations but now they are now coming back to Myrtle's Market.

A few years ago, the city agreed to let new management come in and run the market.  That was a move that did not lead to great success, so the city took back control of the market.

Now, Troy Marron, the man in charge of bringing some new life back to Myrtle's Market sees a chance for growth.  Marron said last year, there would only be one, maybe two vendors set up at the market the three days a week it is open.

However, Marron said this year it is a much different scene.  Now, you can find nine vendors and sometimes more ready for business.

Organizers said what is helping bring more people to the market is hard work.  Marron has spent days out in the Lowcountry or at farms outside of Myrtle Beach trying to get more businesses to come to the beach.

Sarah Bellamy from Indigo Farms said whatever the city is doing with the market is certainly paying off.

“I think it has a lot of potential,” added Bellamy. “Troy is really excited about the market and he has several new vendors coming in.”

Marron said something else that is helping drive in more vendors is the rates are lower this time around under the city's control.

Vendors pay $10 dollars a day and Marron said he has some booking by the month.  Myrtle's Market is located at the corner of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Oak Street.

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