STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MICHAEL FOURNIER ON THE ROYAL OAK FARMERS MARKET
In recent days there has been a public outpouring of support for our farmers market in response to a petition calling to “Save the Royal Oak Farmers Market.”
At no point have city officials ever considered closing or jeopardizing the market. The city has invested thousands of dollars improving the market over the past few years and values its role in our community.
We all can agree: The Royal Oak Farmers Market is a jewel in our city. The proposed Royal Oak Civic Center development will enhance the market by adding parking, additional outdoor vendor space and creating more opportunities for both residents and visitors to enjoy what we think is the best suburban farmers market in the region.
The implied suggestion that the city commission is forsaking the farmers market is both unfounded and untrue. We encourage you to visit romi.gov/civiccenter.