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Local farmers' market is marking its 10th year
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There is a birthday party coming up and everyone is invited.

Ten years ago, in early August, a local group decided to establish a farmers market on Saturday mornings in Antigo. It was held in the parking lot at Fourth Avenue and Superior Street in front of the Country Store.

That first market season wasn't held until August when produce became more readily available but despite the fact the number of vendors was limited, many sold out by midmorning .

The event became an instant success.

Over the next few years the Antigo Farmers Market gained in popularity as the number of vendors and variety of offerings grew. Behind the scenes, market organizers gained 501(c) 3 status, established a Web site, stories were written in the Antigo Daily Journal and brought entertainment and educational displays.

Word got out about what was available on any given Saturday. The farmers market became a place to go on Saturday mornings to shop for groceries and some crafts, meet vendors and ask advice about their products and generally roam about and chat with friends.

The market almost became a victim of its own success. Shoppers and vendor stands were beginning to crowd out spaces available for the various stores surrounding the parking lot. Also, on a rainy Saturday shopping became uncomfortable. Even a hard rain on a Friday left large puddles in the market area. Children laughed heartily as they stomped through the puddles but the adults were not amused. However a solution to the problem was on the horizon.

With the Saturday market established as a tradition and construction of the Heinzen Pavilion, it became a natural fit for the market to move.

City officials worked with market organizers to plan. For the past two years the move has proven a success. Shoppers and vendors alike enjoy a roof over their heads. It provides shelter on rainy days and shade on sunny days. The proximity to a playground makes the site an ideal place to bring children and the surrounding park and picnic tables affords opportunities for families and friends to sit and enjoy some of their purchases.

“If you are a regular market attendee celebrate its birthday on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. There will be cake, a silent auction and free raffle. If you are unfamiliar with the market come see what all the fuss is about,” members of the market committee said.
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The modern farmers' market, top, and the first a decade ago. It has grown dramatically.

Local farmers' market is marking its 10th year
space
There is a birthday party coming up and everyone is invited.

Ten years ago, in early August, a local group decided to establish a farmers market on Saturday mornings in Antigo. It was held in the parking lot at Fourth Avenue and Superior Street in front of the Country Store.

That first market season wasn't held until August when produce became more readily available but despite the fact the number of vendors was limited, many sold out by midmorning .

The event became an instant success.

Over the next few years the Antigo Farmers Market gained in popularity as the number of vendors and variety of offerings grew. Behind the scenes, market organizers gained 501(c) 3 status, established a Web site, stories were written in the Antigo Daily Journal and brought entertainment and educational displays.

Word got out about what was available on any given Saturday. The farmers market became a place to go on Saturday mornings to shop for groceries and some crafts, meet vendors and ask advice about their products and generally roam about and chat with friends.

The market almost became a victim of its own success. Shoppers and vendor stands were beginning to crowd out spaces available for the various stores surrounding the parking lot. Also, on a rainy Saturday shopping became uncomfortable. Even a hard rain on a Friday left large puddles in the market area. Children laughed heartily as they stomped through the puddles but the adults were not amused. However a solution to the problem was on the horizon.

With the Saturday market established as a tradition and construction of the Heinzen Pavilion, it became a natural fit for the market to move.

City officials worked with market organizers to plan. For the past two years the move has proven a success. Shoppers and vendors alike enjoy a roof over their heads. It provides shelter on rainy days and shade on sunny days. The proximity to a playground makes the site an ideal place to bring children and the surrounding park and picnic tables affords opportunities for families and friends to sit and enjoy some of their purchases.

“If you are a regular market attendee celebrate its birthday on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. There will be cake, a silent auction and free raffle. If you are unfamiliar with the market come see what all the fuss is about,” members of the market committee said.
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The modern farmers' market, top, and the first a decade ago. It has grown dramatically.
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