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Reno Farmer's Market opens for season


By Kathy Hanks

By Kathy Hanks

The Hutchinson News

A new bike rack on the north side of the Reno County Farmer's Market will come in handy for those who want to pedal to the Saturday market.

The market opens for the season at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and the Wednesday market is scheduled to open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 28, according to Sparkle Faidley, chairman of the farmer's market.

"It's a family-friendly environment where people get to know who is producing their food," Faidley said.

"This market season we won't be able to accept EDT/Vision debit cards," Faidley said.

However, wooden nickels left over from the 2013 season can be used.

"A few vendors do accept debit cards with their smartphones," said Faidley.

There will be plenty of fresh spring vegetables, including Roman Miller's fresh asparagus, cucumbers and radishes for Saturday's market.

Polk Market will have peanuts and moon flowers, and there will be farm-fresh eggs, jams and honey.

This year there will be an outdoor flea market in the bingo parking lot next to the farmer's market at First Avenue and Washington Street.

"It's new and we're excited about trying it," said Shannon Hauschild, who is coordinating the event with Janice Griffin. "We have heard there are people who have things they want to get rid of and they don't want to have the sale at their house."

Spaces for the flea market cost $20. They will open at 7 a.m. until noon. If it rains, they will move indoors, in the bingo hall.

There will be concessions set up, serving breakfast and lunch. For more information call (620) 960-5567 or (620) 960-2652.

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