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By Cindy Bluemel
For the Sentinel 

Farmers’ Market looks to follow up on last year’s progress


As the opening day for the Goldendale Farmers’ Market approaches on May 12, the question is raised: are farmers’ markets a sign of a vibrant community?

In 2011 the Gorge saw the emergence of two new markets and an additional day added to an existing market. The Goldendale market transitioned from being a Saturday Market to a Farmers’ Market and joined the Washington State Farmers’ Market association. This allowed the market to be featured in statewide directories for markets and acquire low-cost liability insurance. All these changes have been positive, but the Market reports they have not all been sustainable.

The Lyle market is struggling with the time their market was held, Sa...

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