Since I already posted more about market, this is a picture from a flyer from Rootís that I had at home and scanned and copied. It shows all the parking lots, expect the ones at the golf course. When it is the busy at market all of these parking lots are full and that is when customers park in the golf course parking lot or the pitch and putt parking lot (which also arenít show). This aerial shot shows better where all the building are located because they are marked by numbers. I am located in area #4 near the back end of the building right next to that back parking lot.
The next scan is one of the history of Rootís if anyone is interested. It might be hard to read about the history of Rootís on a scan, so if there are any questions, I can answer them. My late husband and his parents were stand holders at Rootís when the big fire was in 1972. That fire destroyed 75% of the main market building (area #1). The old part of the market building can still be told from the old beams, wooden structure and wood beams. The old market building was subsequently rebuilt in 15 weeks during which time the weekly market was held outside in good weather. Hurricane Agnes caused that fire by all the rain that must have gotten wires wet in the old building. Building #5 is the newest building and houses a full restaurant, along with a lot of other vendor stands. My husbands parents lost everything in that fire, but the tray that the caramel corn was poured in when it was finished baking. That stainless steel tray is still at the caramel corn stand and is still being used by the new owners. The stand holders all had to go outside for awhile, until a new building was built. My husband parents and him were in first old building and then moved down to area #2 after the old building was rebuilt and then area #2 was added. Area #3, #4 and #5 were added later. My late husband told me about when the market building was heated by wood stoves only. Since Rootís market is so old, they never had running water piped in under the floors. That is one reason it is so hard to get a stand with running water for food items. Back in older times stands werenít required to have running water by the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture. If any food stands need running water now, they need to dig though the macadam and hook up to where the main water lines run. My water for my market stand has to be run from the sausage sandwich and sausage products stand which is in the middle of area #4. I needed a special pump to pump my waste water up to that stand too, before I opened. That is another reason why it is so hard for a food vendor that prepares food to move to another market stand if running water isnít already there, or in an adjacent stand.
To explain a little more about outside stands, they are located outside of area #!, #2, #6, #9 and all the areas around there. Some are right out in the open with no roofs or protection. Behind area #1 there is a big picnic area and other food vendors. That is also where the restrooms are located. They are in the one building that was just built about a year ago. I always get questions where the restrooms are located and do give directions. They are the only restrooms at market and anyone has to walk outside to get to them. They are much improved from the old restrooms that were there for many years.
Any other questions, just ask.