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Market manager Elizabeth Powell collects the weekly vendor fee from Green Cedar Farms owner, and 13-year vendor, Frank Mazzarino at the market’s season finale. The 13th annual Quincy Certified Farmers Market had a successful season that saw a top attendance of 145 people an hour at its peak. Photo by Laura Beaton
Family fun, delicious fresh fruit and veggies, food vendors and live music were some of the highlights of the last farmers’ market of the season, Sept. 13, on the lawn of Plumas Unified School District.
Quincy Certified Farmers’ Market manager Elizabeth Powell reported the 13th annual season’s statistics: 12 different farmers and ranchers (five from Plumas County), six prepared food vendors, 10 artisans and crafters, and 10 nonprofit organizations.
The market’s best attendance topped out at 145 people per hour during the peak market season.
Customers spent $727 in food stamp benefits through the electronic benefit transfer token system.
A committee of nine volunteers and the market manager are responsible for putting on the Market, which is under the umbrella of Quincy Natural Foods.
Plumas County musicians delighted the crowds with music from many genres. Belly dancers and strolling musicians added variety and spice.
Market staff solicited input from vendors and shoppers to help make next year even better.
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