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Another Great Summer For Local Farm Market

October 20, 2011

The Antigo Farmers Market Association is passing out a thank you to the patrons of its summer program, calling it “another great success.”

Alex Crockford, the University of Wisconsin Extension agricultural agent serving Langlade County, explained that the market ran from June 4 to Oct. 1 and hosted 39 vendors selling everything from plants, produce, meat, fish, maple syrup and products from local artisans.

“Despite a slow start to the growing season, by mid-summer there was a bounty of produce of all kinds,” Crockford added.

He explained that the local community is by far the biggest supporter of the market with Antigo and Langlade County residents making up the the bulk of customers.

“So the growers tip their hats to you for another year,” he said. “We are proud of the many activities that made for special Saturdays that included cooking demonstrations, a Pumpkin Fest and Packer Day.”

Crockford said that vendors who would like information for the 2012 season should contact Dawn Justman at 715-305-8444, dawnjustman@live.com, and visit online at http://www.antigomarket.com.

The Antigo Farmers’ Market was organized in June of 2008, opening for business on Aug. 2, 2008. It quickly grew to 15 to 20 vendors each week with a diversity of produce.

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