Farmer's Market Is A Saturday HitThe Town Square Farmer's Market in Grand Forks has been thriving for years. And the nice weather we have had on Saturdays is helping out a bit.
By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ
The Town Square Farmer's Market in Grand Forks has been thriving for years. And the nice weather we have had on Saturdays is helping out a bit.
The Farmer's Market is in its ninth year and more vendors than ever are selling their homemade or homegrown items rain or shine on Saturday afternoons.
"Well I like to come down here just to get fresh produce that we know is locally grown," Farmer's Market shopper Sue Twedt said.
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"There's a few things in particular we like to get and since right now we can't have a garden in our own yard, it's nice to come down here and see the variety and get to sample different things," Twedt said.
And many people are doing this at the Town Square Farmer's Market in Grand Forks. Every vendor at the market sells homemade or homegrown goods. There's baskets, jewelry, meat,and more.
"We have quite a few return customers. I don't know if they're just coming here for the beef or.. But I think there's a lot of other things that the farmer's market offers," David Knudsvig, vendor and owner of Two Guys Beef, said.
Many shoppers at the Town Square Farmer's Market say they enjoy locally grown, fresh produce at the right price.
"Not only cheaper, but it's, you can't buy any fresher produce than right down here at the farmers market so best produce in town," Mark Haux, a fresh produce vendor from Reynolds, ND said.
The Town Square Farmer's Market is in its ninth season, and more vendors are setting up stands every Saturday to draw in more customers.
"Two weeks ago we almost had a record number of vendors. And it's fantastic to see that support not only on the vendor side, but also from the community with people coming down and buying things and looking around and becoming a part of the market," Farmer's Market Board President Cheri Reitmeier said.
There are about 50 vendors every Saturday, with the record being 61. Live music, entertainment, and family activites make for a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
"We have a fantastic market this year. We've had huge support from the community and we're so thrilled," Reitmeier said.
The Farmer's Market will have a "Dog Days of Summer" event next Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. People are welcome to bring their leashed pets and some vendors will be on hand featuring pet related goods.