It's taken almost a hundred volunteers and thousands of hours of work but the new Rutland Winter Farmers Market is slated to open on schedule.
The new green walls, painted by a team of volunteers, is one of the last projects in the renovation process. The building had been abandoned and blighted for years. Now, each Saturday it will host about 50 area farmers and will run not just during the winter, but all year long.
The opening date will be November 3rd and organizers say having talented volunteers like carpenters and engineers saved them tens of thousands of dollars -- and time.
"The whole community has pitched in here," said Paul Horton with the Vermont Farmers Food Center. "Folks that we don't know and have never seen before show up, drive in and say, 'what can I do today. What can I do to help you folks out.'"
Market organizers are still trying to raise another 50-thousand dollars to put in new windows, heating and more rest rooms.
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