Victory Farms Leaving City Market 

Lack of business means another blow for the 17th Street Farmers' Market.

Victory Farms, one of the region's largest organic farms, is pulling out of the 17th Street Farmers' Market after experiencing a major decrease in business.

The Mechanicville-based produce vendor sent out an e-mail to its customers this week explaining the decision.

“After long discussions over the lack of patronage at the 17th Street Market --which has dropped drastically in attendance even from its lackluster performance last season -- we have realized that we are losing money and jeopardizing the other markets by continuing there,” the e-mail reads.

The news comes as another blow to the city's oldest farmers' market, which has struggled to maintain relevance as a flurry of neighborhood markets began cropping up a few years ago. Victory Farms, which was open at 17th Street on Thursday mornings, also announced the addition of a new booth at Monument Market in the First Baptist Church parking lot at Monument Avenue and Robinson Street on Saturdays.

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