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State Center Farmers Market opens May 24

May 13, 2013

The 13th season of the State Center Farmers Market will soon be open for business. Market master, Betsy Edler, will blow her whistle on West Main Street to signal its opening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 24 and it will run through Oct. 11, the Watson Fall Festival. The weekly event will be held each Friday evening on the south side of West Main Street in the downtown area. The market area will be decked out with colorful farmers market banners, along with the familiar wooden picnic tables and red market umbrellas. A new twist to this summer's farmers market will be "Final Friday Drawings" for baskets of free produce and products from participating vendors. Shoppers will be able to pick up a ticket from Edler each Friday evening to enter their name in a drawing to be held the last Friday of each month. Other fun events in the planning include a pie eating and a tomato eating contest. The Ira D. Kauffman Charitable Trust $1,500 grant helps fund entertainment for the weekly farmers market events this season. This season's entertainment will include local musicians such as David Gray and his group, Robert Blair singing with his guitar, Rod Biensen playing the piano and Dick Ferneau playing the organ.



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