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Good season extends Farmers’ Market

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With crops still in the fields, the Roswell Farmers’ and Gardners’ Market will continue next Saturday as well. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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The Farmers’ and Gardeners’ Market will continue for another week.

Peggy Seskey, the coordinator for the event as a volunteer for MainStreet Roswell, said that local farmers still have produce and food in their fields.

There had been a possibility that the season open market held on the downtown Chaves County Courthouse lawn would end this past Saturday, but Seskey said the end date always depended on crop production.

“We had reserved until the 10th depending on how the farmers were doing,” Seskey said. “The farmers have a lot of produce still, so we are going to do it next week also.”

Seskey said this year has been a good one, according to participants.

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“I’ve had several vendors say that this is the best (season) they’ve had, both crafters and farmers alike,” she said. “Most of our farmers have been taking home empty crates, so that’s been good.”

The market typically starts each year after the Fourth of July holiday, with discussions held beforehand with local agricultural producers to find out when they think crops will be ready for sale.

Farmers’ markets are considered essential businesses, according to state public health orders, and have been allowed to operate statewide this year.

Senior Writer Lisa Dunlap can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 351, or at reporter02@rdrnews.com.