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Bridgeport Farmers Market Going All Out For Final Day Of The Season

By Joe Ward | September 7, 2017 5:24am
 Antique Taco will host its Sunday City Market every Sunday through Sept. 9.
Antique Taco will host its Sunday City Market every Sunday through Sept. 9.
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BRIDGEPORT — The first season of Bridgeport's newest farmers market will come to a close Sunday, and organizers are planning a grand finale to mark the occasion.

The Sunday City Market, held every Sunday since July at Antique Taco, 1000 W. 35th St., will have its final day of the season this Sunday. To celebrate, the market will have one of its biggest offerings yet, organizers said.

Seventeen vendors will be on hand Sunday, including unique offerings like organic popsicles, coloring books and a "meat and soap" stand. This week's live chef demo will feature the chefs of Nude Dude Food, a private dining service prepared by two buff, shirtless chefs.

Also, Blue City Cycles will be on hand offering free bike safety checks. Live music will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Antique Taco's market is the third iteration of the Bridgeport farmers market, which was previously hosted in a parking lot and most recently at the Bridgeport Arts Center. It offers a more eclectic mix of vendors than some markets, like local artists, nonprofits and neighborhood favorites like Bridgeport Coffee and Nana.

"We want to include as many local people as possible without losing our purpose, which is to have a farmers market in the area," said Ashley Ortiz, co-owner of Antique Taco. "We're just trying to see what works and how we can grow it."

The city market will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the corner of 35th and Morgan streets.