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Vendors bullish on Imlay


Downtown Farmers Market gets busier every week


July 18, 2007
IMLAY CITY —Vendors at the downtown Farmers Market reported improved sales on Thursday.

Many of the 11 vendors, who showed up early to sell their wares, attributed the increase in shoppers and sales to cooler temperatures and the availability of more items.

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Gabe, 6, and Alex, 4, Bitters of North Branch perform quality control on carrots available for purchase at the Imlay City Farmers Market on Thursday. The boys were accompanied by their parents, Nicole and Nick Bitters. photo by Tom Wearing.

Stephanie Miles, owner of Two Country Miles, said she noticed a marked improvement in the turnout over previous weeks.

"We had more people by 10:45 a.m. today than we had all day long on our previous days here," said Miles, who makes and sells handmade jewelry.

With a comfortable breeze blowing at the corner of Main and Third streets, the only complaints heard from vendors were that the occasional gusts of wind had them holding on tightly to their respective tent braces.

Some of the vendors noted that there were more fresh vegetables for purchase than in previous weeks.

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Others suggested that the market will likely get busier as more products become available and more people get wind of its existence.

Music was provided by Ron and Trish, a popular local duo who recently moved to Imlay City.

Staff Writer
Castle Creek
03 - 23 - 17
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