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Pasco Farmer's Market Opens This Saturday!

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PASCO, Wash. - A summer tradition returns for another season this weekend. The Pasco Farmer's Market opens for business Saturday.

"You come down here you can buy ripe tomatoes. So that makes it very nice," said Pasco Farmer's Market Manager, Mike Somerville.

Not only is the produce from the region but the market accepts EBT cards and other government assistance funding, giving the profits right to the local farmers.

"It keeps those benefit dollars local, rather than letting them go to grocery chains or other outside businesses," said Amy Kuchler with the Downtown Pasco Development Authority Board.

In fact, about $58,000 in benefits stay local and out of the hands of corporations when they are spent at the market.

Everyone grows and everyone enjoys it.

The market opens Saturday at 8:00 a.m. right alongside the Cinco de Mayo parade route. There will also be live musical performances scheduled throughout the day.

 

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