TAWAS CITY – City Manager Mark Moers spent a good deal of time covering a potential permanent residency of the Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market in Tawas City during the Tawas City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Moers said he and Tawas City Mayor Duane Walters both thought it would be beneficial for the market to have its own space and, during a meeting with the farm market board, Moers asked if it would be interested in returning to Gateway Park, located along West Lake Street (US-23) in Tawas City. Moers told the city council the farm board seemed “very interested” in such a move.

Moers says he believes business increases when the farm market is in the area, noting the area hotels sell more rooms since vendors often stay there, and local residents have expressed to him their enjoyment of being able to walk the back streets to get to the market when it was located at Gateway Park.

Moers said a grant in the area of $100,000 may be possible through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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