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SL Farmer's Market plans to bloom in 2001

Friday, January 5, 2001

It might seem like the wrong time of the year to worry about a Farmer's Market, but for Joanne Olsen of Storm Lake, the timing is just right to try to make the idea take root.

"The seed catalogs are coming out, and this is the time to reach people who may want to try gardening and being a part of this community service," she said. Starting now will also allow vendors time to get certified to provide foods for the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC).

"We are looking for people, information, ideas, help and any other suggestions the community may want to throw our way," Olsen said this week.

The market has struggled with past sponsoring organizations, and has had to move from its previous locations in recent years to a parking lot at the north edge of town. That location cut down on crowds, and the number of vendors was also low last year - eight or nine stands at the highest.

Still, the participants in the Storm Lake Farmers Market feel it's too good an idea to spade under.

Read the rest of this article in the 1/04 Pilot Tribune.

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