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The First Season for Food Truck Friday Comes to an End

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PASCO, WA- For the past few months, people have gathered at the Pasco Farmers Market for Food Truck Friday. We stopped by to see how the season went. 

One loyal customer, John Coles told us, "it's a great chance to sort of eat locally and at the same time support local businesses and they usually have the best food anyways". 

Jenny Nyguen is the owner of Fresh Out the Box and couldn't be happier with how the food truck season went, "it's been good, we've picked up a lot of fans, and it's been good it got a lot busier than what we had expected but it's been good this year". Her food truck adds an Asian fusion to tacos, burritos and nachos and that's just the start of the menu. Their menu is one reason the customers keep coming back for more. Nyguen told us, "it's fun, food truck Friday has been a lot of fun we have a lot of the same people who come from offices in the area, I kind of got to know them by name, know everything that their ordering their regular stuff and they like it,  it puts a smile on their face puts a smile on my face". 

For Coles, who is one of Nyguen's loyal customers who came almost every week in the summer, he is sad to see the season come to an end but looks forward to when it starts up again, "I'm very excited, March can't get here early enough, I'm very much going to miss this in the winter as a place to eat". 

In March, the food trucks will find their way back to the Pasco Farmers Market and until then, the Pasco Specialty Kitchen has a few improvements to work on. They have learned some lessons after their first season, the director Marilou Shea told us, "we have to figure out a sweet spot, in which we have a nice variety of vendors consistently and we have consumers consistently supporting those vendors". 

But ultimately, vendors and customers were pleased with the season and as for the director of it all, "Food Truck Friday has definitely been a success and we're thrilled".