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July 24, 2013 - Clarkston Farmers Market is open for business, Saturday mornings through October outside Renaissance High School on Waldon Road.

"It's going very well, with about 35 vendors and a pretty good stream of people coming out to support them," said Sarah Angelini, organizer. "The crops are looking good. It's been a good year, with lots of rain and sunshine."

Angelini, 20, is working with Anissa Howard, director and founder of the market.

"She was reaching out to people for extra support and I was able to step up," Angelini said. "I really enjoy it."

The Springfield Township resident's whole family has been involved with the market for years.

"It's a family thing," she said. "I think the market is really important for the community, especially now. It's important to have local food sources that are more sustainable, not shipped from across the country."

Items available now include homemade breads, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, eggs, wheat grass juice, homemade chips and salsa, and other locally grown or prepared food.

Corn, peaches, and other produce will come in later this month and into August, she said.

"My goals are to bring in more farmers and build more support from the community," she said.

For more information, check Clarkstonfarmersmarket.org.

Phil Custodio

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