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Woodstock Farmers Market ends season in sprinkles

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Even in the rain, shoppers dont miss one last day at the market.Although dodging raindrops ranging from light showers to deluges on Sunday, October 27, the final Woodstock Farmers Market of their regular season was again filled with both vendors and customers.

“In fact, it’s been ‘crazy busy’ today – successful despite the rain,” Market Manager Emily Murnen commented to THE BEE. “It’s been such a great season. Each season just keeps getting better, it seems. We have a really happy vendors, and happy customers.”

According to their records, some 1,800 customers made their way to the Woodstock Key Bank parking lot location of the Woodstock Farmers Market each Sunday throughout the season.

We’ve had a full roster of 32 vendors each week,” Murnen added. “We’ve had a high return of vendors each year; most of our ‘farms’ have been with us since the first season. They get to know the customers, and build relationships.”

While it might be easier to shop at Safeway nearby, Murnen said, “Our market days are a community event. We have fun music, exciting kids’ activities, and the vendors are great. We have a lot of variety among our local and distant vendors. Here, customers can learn more about the food they eat, directly from those who produced it.”

But, the market was not quite closed for the year. It had one last “hurrah” for the season… “We’ll be back on Sunday, November 24, for our annual Pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market,” Murnen said.

For updates on plans for next season, go online to: www.woodstockmarketpdx.com/

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