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DULUTH - Despite the gloomy weather Saturday, the Spring opening of the Duluth Farmer's Market was a sweet success.
Barbara Hollinday has been a staple at the Duluth Farmer’s Market since the 90’s.
“You learn so much, you think you know a lot and there’s always so much more to learn. There’s new products and new crops,” Barbara Hollinday, a vendor at the Duluth Farmer’s Market, said.
And this season, she’s learning a lot about how to deal with unseasonably cold weather.
“We have had no sunshine so things are a little bit slower, I had to use a lot more fuel and heating. The greenhouse is crowded because there’s no place to put things that would normally be outsidel,” Hollinday said.
Despite the late wintry weather, the Duluth Farmer’s Market opened today as planned.
“We do have quite a few vendors here today, it’s a pretty good turnout, we’re really pleased,” Sheamus Johnson, who works at the Duluth Farmer’s Market, said.
A successful first day, considering.
“The ground is still frozen so you’re going to see a lot of people with plants and there’s a lot of maple syrup around and a lot of preserves from last year or earlier this year,” Johnson said.
But most importantly, Babara was just happy to be back at the farmer’s market seeing old friends and new customers.
“I’m not a large farmer, my passion is flowers, I just love my flowers,” Hollinday said.
And she loves sharing them with everyone who comes through the market.