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Gale Moore of Grenada shops for vegetables at the Bost Farms stand at the Grenada Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   Here and there, folks stood in clusters, clutching plastic sacks bursting with vegetables and talking about community happenings, and around the quiet downtown Square, drivers casually pulled up to ask, without getting out, “How much are the cabbages?”
   The second week of the Grenada’s Farmers’ Market was sunny and hot, and even at 8:30 a.m. customers were fanning themselves with hat brims and gravitating toward the shade provided by the trees on the square.
   Lysondra Kelly with Grenada AmeriCorps sacked up an almost-not-to-be-believed cabbage for Lucille Turner. It looked as though the two women were trying to wrestle a giant Brussel sprout into a slim, white balloon.
   “I love all the vegetables: the cabbage, the squash, all of it,” said Turner as she waved goodbye to the folks at the Bost Farms stand, then accepted the cabbage from Kelly, lowered it to her side as a counterweight to her other sack, and walked to her car. Turner walked past heaping crates of leafy carrots and beets, along with new potatoes and bright yellow squash.
   On the other side the of the Bost stand, Brent Ashmore was perusing the potatoes.
   “The freshness of the food is the reason I come,” said Ashmore, “and, you can’t beat the prices.”

For the full story, see the online edition or the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.



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