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Rain Doesn't Stop Last Day of the Yakima Farmers Market

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YAKIMA, WA. -- While the weather didn't cooperate Sunday on the final day of this year's Farmers Market, it didn't stop some people from coming downtown.

The turn out shows that vendors and attendees alike are both sad to see it go away for the Winter.

The weather had people saying 'rain, rain, go away, come again another day', especially on the last day of the Farmers Market. But the people still came, the music still played longing for clearer skies, and Miz Dee's B-B-Q still brought the soul.

Despite the weather, people stuck it out showing that the Sunday Market has established itself as an economic producer. It draws nearly 5,000 guests each week from around the state according to organizers and vendors say Farmer's Markets like this are necessary for their survival.

"It's everything." Strawberry farmer Vic Aichele said. "(It) gives us a venue to supply our product. Farmer's Markets are vital to our business. We might not have a business without the markets."

The market is growing as well, with 13 more vendors this year than last. Still it would've been nice to say good bye for the winter with one last sunny day.

The Farmer's Market will be back when the weather is a little warmer opening again in May for Mother's Day Weekend.

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