Fairbury Farmer’s Market nearing conclusion

FAIRBURY, NE – The Fairbury Farmer’s Market has been active since June. The market sets up at the corner of highways 15 and 136, north of Ray’s Applemarket.

The market will set up again next Wednesday, and potentially Oct. 3, and that would be the last one for 2018.

Sue Stewart, along with her husband Norval, have been vendors at the farmer’s market for nearly 20 years. They say the market will last into the first Wednesday of October if they get enough vendors.

The addition of pumpkins, apples and other fall crops would also help the market go an extra week.

“When school starts, we tend to lose a lot of our people,” Sue Stewart said. “Grandparents have to pick up kids from school and get them to events and things. So, we lose some of our customers. So, bringing (fall crops) in helps bring customers in, and helps to keep our market going.”

Aksel Stewart brought roughly 300 pumpkins to Wednesday’s market. He plans to attend the final two markets of the season.

Stewart said sweet potatoes, tomatoes and watermelon sold the best for her this year. The growing season was tough in late spring and early summer, due to hot temperatures and overally dry conditions.

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