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Farmers Market concludes for the summer

Vendors report decent turnout despite COVID-19


October 6, 2021

Scott Swanson

Alisia Horner, center, takes a payment from Alluna McKendree, 2, as her mother, Natasha Ellison, left, watches at the Sweet Home Farmers Market.

Sweet Home Farmers Market closed last week for the season, following two years of operations in a COVID-19 world. 

It was a good summer, said some vendors who participated. 

Unlike last year, when the market greatly curtailed its activities to encourage "grab-and-go" shopping that didn't involve extended contact between customers and vendors, this year's atmosphere was a little more relaxed. 

Vendors said customer flow this summer was pretty normal. 

Heather Wright of Wright Family Farm on Liberty Road estimated that she saw about 200 customers per day, with surges around 2 p.m. and the...

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