PASCO, Wash.- Saturday was a giant celebration in Downtown Pasco.
After the parade the streets were still lined with food vendors. You could buy crafts and local cuisine. Even ride a miniature pony. Today was also the opening of the farmers market in downtown Pasco and the farmers had plenty of people stopping by on their first day.
"It's been a phenomenal day," explained Mike Somerville, manager of the farmers market. "I've talked to a lot of my vendors, they've had record sales today, they're very pleased. The crowd has been super."
This is only the beginning of market season. The range of what is available will change as more produce is in season. But with those record breaking first day sales, farmers are excited to see what the rest of the summer has in store.
"The market season really gives us exposure to a lot of different clientele and people that don't always know that we're out there," said Tammy Mallon, Co-Owner of Pat and Tam's Beef. "Because beef is something new to markets it's a good way to get customers aware of what they're eating and that homegrown beef is totally different than what you get in the grocery store."