By Madeline Carino
Meridian Times staff writer
Customers gathered in the Meridian Mall on Saturday, Feb. 15, for their weekend shopping. But instead of buying from big franchises, they stuck to local businesses during Meridian’s Winter Farmers Market. The Winter Farmers Market takes place on the first and third Saturdays of the month from December to April. Tables are set up side by side throughout the JCPenney corridor.