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Mt. Pleasant farmers market kicked off Saturday

The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market kicked off the season on Saturday. Different vendors selling fruits, vegetables, homemade crafts and other items turned out. (Caitlin Yamada/ The Union)
The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market kicked off the season on Saturday. Different vendors selling fruits, vegetables, homemade crafts and other items turned out. (Caitlin Yamada/ The Union)
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MT. PLEASANT — From the garden to the bag to be sold, Mary Schicker pulls all of her vegetables in a way that has the least contact possible.

The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market opened on Saturday with nine different vendors ranging from fruit and vegetables to homemade crafts. The vendors were spaced out in the McMillian Park in the Wright Family Pavilion.

Schnicker of Schnicker’s Specialties said she has been a vendor at the market for eight years. She said she was taking precautions to meet everyone’s comfort level.

Normally the market starts in May.

Matt Lawler of Barn Board Crafts said the late start is challenging for some of his items such as flower planters.

“People are kind of done with some of that,” Lawler said.

Lawler has been attending the market for six years and sells handmade items such as flower planters and birdhouses out of barn boards.

Both vendors said they expect the turnout to be similar to previous years but it depends on people’s comfort.

The 2020 season will run through October, with markets held Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.