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Record for Farmers Market
2013 season sees highest revenue for downtown market
Main Street Market - ProduceWeb
Fresh produce is the main attraction at the Mainstreet Farmers Market throughout its eight-month season. Here, shoppers choose from okra, beans and other vegetables offered by Ricardo Gaspar, right, of Poor Robin Gardens in Screven County. - photo by Photo Courtesy Mainstreet Farmers Market
Rain may have turned some people away from Mainstreet Farmers Market this year, but those who shopped on the market's 34 regular-season Saturdays spent more on fresh produce and other items than ever before. Despite the weather's impact, punctuated by the postponement of Shopping by Lantern Light, the market's sixth regular season grossed sales of $197,200. That's up from the previous record of $194,521 during 33 market Saturdays in 2012.
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