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Farmers Market in Willmar, Minn., sees strong start to another season


WILLMAR — The cloudy sky and stiff breezes didn’t seem to be keeping people away from the first day of the Willmar Farmers Market on Saturday.

By 9 a.m. Dave Helmuth of rural Atwater had sold out the 7 gallons of beans and 10 gallons of red potatoes he’d brought to sell, and he had fewer than a dozen left from a cooler full of zucchini.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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