The Grandview Avenue Farmers Market will open its seventh season on Saturday, July 10, at a new location.

The Grandview Avenue Farmers Market will open its seventh season on Saturday, July 10, at a new location.

The market, sponsored by the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Panzera's Pizza parking lot at the northeast corner of Grandview and West Third avenues.

"We're really excited about the new location," said Michelle Wilson, the chamber's executive director. "The new location has allowed us to grow."

Unlike in the market's previous location in the Bank Block, Panzera's parking will allow vendors to operate out of their trucks, Wilson said.

"That's something they really prefer, because it's easier and less work for them to set up," she said.

The number of vendors will also increase from seven to about a dozen each week, Wilson said.

"It will mean we'll have more types of items for sale, including cheeses and baked goods," she said.

Fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, soups and handmade soaps will also be featured at the market, Wilson said. A local business will also be spotlighted each week at the chamber table.

The market will run longer this year, until Oct. 9.

"That will allow us to offer fall items like apples, pumpkins and squash that weren't available until after the market closed for the season in previous years," Wilson said.

A new feature this year will be market baskets that residents in the 43212 zip code can purchase and have delivered to their homes, she said.

Baskets come in two sizes, small ($10) and large ($15) and will contain a mix of the weekly produce provided by vendors, Wilson said.

Deliveries will be made as a fundraising effort by members of the Grandview Gators Swim Club, who will be accepting donations and tips, she said.

Baskets can be ordered using the form on the chamber's website, www.grandviewchamber.org., Wilson said.

Order forms will also be available at the Grandview Center and members of the center can arrange for their baskets to be delivered to the center if they're are not going to be home on a particular Saturday market day, she said.

The annual Farmers Market Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, during the regular market hours, Wilson said. The event will feature free food samples and recipes from market vendors and live entertainment.

The Grandview Avenue Market is managed by the Pearl Alley Grower's Association.

Information about the market's weekly offerings will be posted on the chamber's website.