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Marion County Farmer's Market celebrates Grand Opening

The Marion County Farmers Market celebrated its grand opening Monday morning.

Patrons were abuzz at the Water Park Pavilion where vendor after vendor set up to offer local fare. Farmers and artists alike brought out their best items to the open air and live music of the farmers market. Columbia's radio controlled airplane club even took flight to the delight of spectators. Organizers say the support they've received from the community has been overwhelming.

Pamela Blanchard, a founding member of the Marion County Farmer's Market says,
"Today is our grand opening at our Marion County Farmer's Market and we've been going for 3 weeks and today we are celebrating and thanking Marion County for supporting us. We have arts and crafts, we've got local honey, we have homemade breads, and we have body products, lots of fresh produce, local fresh produce. You know Marion County hasn't had a farmers market for a while now and there was a big push for one and Julie McDonald of Conerly Road Farms and I started a virtual farmers market online and the outcry was just amazing. The support and just overnight we just bumped up to over 1,000 likes."

The Marion County Farmer's Market is open each Monday morning at the Marion County Water Park and organizers say they would like to see market going year round.

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