Put away the sticks...No more Princeton Hockey...because Spring
is here and the French Market opened on Friday April 10th at
Mercer Island Park, intersection of Nassau and Mercer Streets in
Princeton. Open every Friday morning, 8:30 to 11:30am through
June 5th. Parking is free for customers when flowered hats sit
on the meters.
Co-chairs of the Market, a project of the Garden Club of
Princeton, are Milly King, Cookie Leaper and Mary O'Leary. There
are flowers from member's gardens such as lillies of the valley,
daffodils, iris, roses, lilacs, flowering branches, small
arrangements, herb planted strawberry jars, some perennials,
blooming flower bulbs, garden implements and fresh eggs. In
additon, Bloomsavers, a device for carrying cut flowers will be
for sale, as well as unusual plant containers and other things
useful to the gardener.
Mercer Park was refurbished
last year by the Garden Club of Princeton with help from
Princeton Borough. Members of the club are busy supervising the
planting of the park and have designed colorful banners which
will be flown on the flag poles when the French Market is open.
Proceeds from the 1998 Spring Market will go to civic projetcs
benefiting the greater Princeton community.