Sandy Saturday Market is ready for its four-hour opening beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Centennial Plaza.

Sandy Event Coordinator Carol Cohen is excited about two things affecting the market: She's gaining some different vendors, and she's going to continue the market year-round .

Among the new vendors beginning this weekend is Country Egg Farm in Eagle Creek, where egg-laying chickens are treated like family members, allowed to run free in the field and hand-fed only organic food.

'Our organic and humane practices promote a healthy, clean and natural environment,' said Paula DeSimone, who operates the farm with her husband, Mark, and three school-age boys.

Also new to the market is Adam Triplett of Sandy, who will bring his expertise in building skateboards along with their accessories.

When the rainy season approaches in November, Cohen will take the market indoors at the AEC building, just a couple of blocks west of the plaza.

For that winter venue, she plans to feature any available vegetables as well as the kind of craft items people might need for holiday activities.

But for this weekend's market, Cohen will bring back most of the vendors from previous markets.

With the predicted good weather Saturday, Cohen will set up a bouncy castle for the kids, giving their parents a chance to shop without distractions.

For more information or to become a vendor, call Cohen at 503-668-5569 or 503-475-2347.

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