The result is somewhat typical of the first few farmers markets of the year in
"The first few weeks are usually pretty slow," Miller said. Still, there is plenty of reason for optimism -- the market featured more vendors on Thursday than it has in years past.
The market this year features local vendors providing everything from popcorn, produce and cookies to hypoallergenic soap and tobacco education literature. All of the produce is locally grown -- and so too are Miller's recycled building materials.
"All of my products are made from recycled wood," Miller said, pointing to a wine rack made from wood -- emblazoned with SUNSWEET -- that was once used to dry prunes on.
"I really like working with this stuff," Miller said. "You get these unique patterns (from the prune juices), but it takes a lot of preparation to get them to look like this. The wine racks were really popular around Christmas time."
Miller brings something new to the table every year, and this year he unveiled a collection of miniature rocking chairs.
Toward the end of the farmers market, a considerable crowd -- around 60 people -- gathered around the stage at the park to watch the
While a number of people who showed up for the concert made their way over to the market, there didn't appear to be a great deal of interchange between the two events. Still, the combiniation of the live music with the local farmers market on every other Thursday night promises to make for a great overall experience -- and a symbiotic relationship -- moving forward.
"There wasn't really a lot of crossover (with people coming over from the concert), but once they get the picture, the two should be a nice combo," said vendor
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