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Farmer's Market Kicks Off Second Year

"I couldn't wait for it to open. This was the first Saturday it's been open this year, and we enjoyed it last year. We couldn't wait to come today," said Cynthia Miller.

Her attitude was multiplied by dozens of people that came out to the ASU Regional Farmer's Market Saturday morning.

" They have a variety of different things. You never know what it's going to be. It's always interesting. There's a lot of greenery here and a lot of vegetables. I bought some nice basil just now. It's wonderful," said Don Vollman.

This is the market's second year, and it's popularity is growing.

" A lot of people are health conscious these days. A lot of them are out looking for fresh veggies and the like all natural products," said Cheryl Culp.

Whether they are coming out for their first time, or just their first time this year, patrons say it's that get to know your farmer attitude, that makes it such a friendly atmosphere.

"It's just a good gathering of people. You always run into people you see every week coming out. It really gives it a small town atmosphere," said Miller.

Not to mention, everything is freshly picked and brought to the market by local farmers.

"I'm all about if you know your farmer, you know your food. You know where your food is coming from, so it means a little bit more and sometimes it tastes a little bit better," said Jill Forrester.

For that reason, patrons were stocking up.

"I got squash, okra, tomatoes, and all kinds of lettuces. I also got some bee pollen for my allergies," said Miller.

And no matter what the need, there's a pretty good chance, they've got you covered.

The ASU Regional Farmer's Market is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. until they are sold out.

It is located at the corner of Aggie and Stadium.

For more information check out their website at http://agri.astate.edu/Farmersmarket/farmersmarket.html


Story ideas or comments?  Email Will at wcarter@kait8.com.

 

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