Hundreds flock to SAFM on Tuesdays

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Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Brenda Raetz, Sedalia Area Farmers Market market master and board member said that Tuesdays have been “fabulous” with approximately 300 to 400 people visiting the market each Tuesday. Neighbors at Tambo Apartments, in Sedalia, Jeanette Wooters and Bob Holdren check out the green beans at the SAFM on Tuesday. Lorie Sartain, behind table, of Shaven Valley Farms in Smithon said that she now has cherry tomatoes for sale plus green beans, peppers, squash, kale and onions. Holdren said it was Wooter’s first time to visit the market. “It’s my first time out, they have pretty good stuff,” she said.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Sharon Horton, of Sedalia, and her husband Larry visit the SAFM every Tuesday. She was selecting cucumbers from the table of Rupe Family Farms. Allison Rupe, behind table, said besides selling produce they also sell free range chicken eggs, Cornish-cross pastured whole chicken and rabbit.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Judy Anstine, of Smithton, looks at the homemade bread after purchasing some rose moss for her garden from Wadel Farms, of Holden, at the SAFM on Tuesday. Susan Wadel, 18, bags up Anstine’s flowers. Susan was manning the tables with her mother, Janet Wadel. The women were also selling fresh bouquets of black-eyed Susans and statice.

Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Marrela Messina, on left, shops with her daughters Marie Aonzo,13, Flo Aonzo, 15, and Megan Aonzo, 8 at the tables of The Little Red Hen Bakery, owned by Linda Pospisil, of Sedalia. Pospisil, to far left, brought homemade breads, pies, scones, and cookies to the SAFM on Tuesday to sell. “We love it, “said Messina. “We come once a week.”




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