Maybe it was the heat.
The started the season on a slow note Friday, although at 4 p.m. a lot of people were still at the office.
Maybe it's the new location. The market moved to the parking lot at 3rd Street and Oakwood Drive, across from the Natatorium and City Hall. But it's only the first of the season, and some vendors didn't have enough crops yet to make going to market worth the trouble.
Jennifer Syx, who works in the city's development office, said she was pleased with the start so far. The city will have more vendors in coming weeks as more crops start to roll in, and other products may be introduced. The city took over running the market this year to take some of the burden off the vendors who often juggle raising their crops and preparing products while organizing for other markets as well.
Corn and cucumbers and zuchini were among the fresh produce available Friday. There also vendors selling homemade preserves, scented candles, raw honey and kettle corn.