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Late spring results in late opening for farmers market


HURLEY — The late spring meant a late start on crops, so the Iron County Farmers Market will not be open for business until the second or possibly third week of July.

It will be open on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m., said Sharlene Shaffer, of Powderhorn Farm.

New to the market this year will be food demonstrations, recipe sharing, and on Saturdays, children’s activities, Shaffer said.

During the first week in August, children can stamp with vegetables, and after the Iron County Fair, Neal Klemme from UW-Extension will teach kids archery one day and robotics another day, Shaffer said.

Vegetables available will run “the full gamut,” said Shaffer, despite the late spring. Pickles, jams, jellies and crafts will also be available.

The farmers market is looking for nonprofit organizations to schedule bake sales and concessions on Saturdays. Interested groups should call Deb Swartz at 893-2485.

Any resident of Iron County, Wis., or Gogebic County can join the market for $5 per year. Tables can be reserved for the season for $15, or by the day at $3 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Call farmers market president Ron Ahonen at 561-2993 for a table.


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