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Farmers market: Vagrants' activities killing business


October 2, 2019

VENDORS set up for a Sweet Home Farmers Market earlier this year.

Mayor Greg Mahler told city staff and the City Council last week that the city needs to take some kind of action to solve problems related to the homeless and others who have been hanging around the Sweet Home Farmer's Market this summer.

Carol Porter and Chris Bain of the Sweet Home and Lebanon farmer's markets spoke to the council about the problem during its regular meeting on Sept. 24.

"We are here to discuss a situation that has arisen where we do our farmer's market, which is in front of the old City Hall," Porter said. "Since you have left that area, we have been running into some...

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