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FRAMINGHAM – At the start of 2022, City of Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky asked his wife Robin Kaye, what could he do quickly to make things better in the City of Framingham?

She suggested the Framingham Farmers’ Market, which had struggled for vendors and customers on Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. in 2021.

So in 2022, Mayor Sisitsky hired Bill Sell, who oversees MetroFest, to be the market manager, and he waived fees for vendors to participate.

More food trucks were added at noon, but the market hours changed to 2 to 7 p.m. to allow people getting off work at 4 and 5 p.m. to shop at the market.

These little changes were a huge success, as on most Thursdays, the market had dozens of vendors and hundreds of shoppers.

Now, with the season over, there is a survey about the market. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.