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Woodstock Farmers Market ends another year of growth

DAVID F. ASHTON - At the last Woodstock Farmers Market of the 2015 season, neighbor Alison Dow buys fresh produce from Katy McDonald of Big B Farms down the valley in Aurora. The Woodstock Farmers Market on Sunday, October 25th, was mixed with the joy of a Hallowe’en Costume Parade, and with the gloom of dark and rainswept day. “It is kind of a sad day, as our season comes to a close,” remarked Market Manager Emily Murnen, ducking under a canopy to get out of the copious rainfall.

“For five months, it’s really fun to gather every single weekend with our community,” Murnen told THE BEE. “It is nice to see that in spite of the rain, there are still many people coming out today.”

With about 2,000 shoppers per week, the market has seen a modest uptick in visitor counts. “And it is rewarding to see many of the same people we’ve gotten to know over the past five years, coming back almost every week.”

The Board and the volunteers are already looking forward to their 2016 season, Murnen said. “Most of our vendors have already said they’ll be back for season six! We thank our community for their support.”