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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:39 AM

IRON RIVER—Local farmers will once again have weekly farmers markets beginning on Wednesday, June 18.
The markets will be held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or earlier if the market is sold out.
The location is behind the West Iron District Library on the patio and behind the Iron River City Hall in the alley.
Several local sellers will offer their goods. Nancy Lewis from the Crystal Falls area, will bring her homemade breads and maple syrup, and will begin the season with spinach, kale, radishes and lettuce. Throughout the season she will have other vegetables and fruits.
Ginny LaFountain, of Iron River, will have homemade craft items, including garden gazing globes and pot holder/hot pads and will start the season with rhubarb, lettuce, spinach, radishes, strawberry plants. Throughout the season she will have other vegetables and fruits.
Blue Bear Gardens will also have salad greens, arugula, spinach. Throughout the season they will have other vegetables and fruits.
Carl Brousseau, from the Crystal Falls area, will also join in as the growing season progresses with tomatoes, carrots, beets, onions, corn, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, apples and more.
New vendors are slated to attend this year.
Project Fresh Senior coupons will be accepted, also the WIC Project Fresh coupons as usual.
New this year, Bridge cards, debit and charge cards will be accepted. When using these methods of payment, the customer must go to the main tent to give card information in exchange for vouchers to take to each vendor.
Also new this year was a donation of $2,500 to enhance the farmers market by helping fund a countywide mailing, advertising and new tent, table covering and banners.
Other farmers/vendors may join to sell their wares. All vegetables and fruits are to be locally grown produce from Iron County.
For more information call LaFountain at 906-367-4251.
Customers are asked to respect the vendors setup time and allow all vendors to be set up before purchases are made.