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Quincy Farmer's Market kicks off a new season

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

A summer tradition returned Tuesday morning in Washington Park as the 31st Annual Quincy Farmer's Market opened up shop.

Historic Quincy Business District Executive Director Travis Brown says it's a chance to get out and get that farm-fresh produce straight from the grower.

"Farmer's Market is really the best opportunity to get the freshest produce around," said Brown. "I mean you can go to the store but by then it's a couple of days."

Quincy resident Raymond Dunlap says he goes for the tomatoes and the watermelons.

"I just like getting it from Farmer's Market because it's always fresh when you get it," said Dunlap. "I like them fresh."

Brown says it can be a big draw to know the farmer who's growing the food on your table.

"You get to know these farmers," said Brown. "You get to know what they're treating their fields with. If you're looking for a specific chemical-free or organic or a specific type of product, you'll be able to find that."

Quincy Farmer's Market is open every Tuesday and Saturday until the end of October in Washington Park.

This year, the Market manager will only be on-site on Saturday mornings. On Tuesdays, vendors and customers needing assistance with Credit/Debit, or EBT sales can go to the Historic Quincy Business District office across the street at 128 North 5th Street. 

And it's not too late to sign up if you want to sell some of your own produce.There are applications online or you can just show up at the market and fill it out when you get there.

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