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Farmers' Market a success, Means says

Monday, June 26, 2006

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Patty Lee, a vendor at the inaugural Brazil Farmers Market Saturday, enjoys some self-made shade. Lee said her produce, particularly the not-so-common white radishes her husband cultivates, sold briskly.

City Plan Administrator Brandy Means hopes to expand the just-launched Brazil Farmers' Market, a qualified success in its inaugural run Saturday.

Means said she hopes to schedule gardening demonstrations and live music for future markets. The first market was successful despite a small number of vendors, she said.

"It was a little slower this week because Indiana hasn't produced much yet," said Patty Lee of Lee's Produce in Reelsville, a vendor at the inaugural market.

Lee said her wares-- cabbage, green onions, fresh cherries, white radishes and an assortment of bedding plants-- all sold briskly.

Means said she is confident the market will expand as the season progresses and more fruits and vegetables are ready for harvest.

"For the Fourth of July, we're looking at sweet corn coming in," she said. "Next week we'll have fresh herbs."

The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the southeast corner of Franklin and Church streets. Anyone interested in participating-- including musicians, demonstrators and vendors-- can contact Means at 446-0050 for more information.

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