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The Tanana Valley Farmers Market Season begins

The Tanana Valley Farmers Market welcomes the community to it's opening day.
The Tanana Valley Farmers Market welcomes the community to it's opening day.(KTVF)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 4:55 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - What began in a small parking lot back in 1974 is now the Tanana Valley Farmers Market.

Although the lot may look empty now, it’ll most certainly be full this weekend. Saturday is the opening day for the market on College Road.

Representing farms from all over the interior, the market promotes Alaska’s agricultural, horticultural, and cottage industries.

General manager, Brad St. Pierre says it’s the longest-running farmer’s market in the state of Alaska. “We’re coming on 50 years really soon, and what’s important is that it creates a space for farmers to have direct access to their market, to makers, small businesses of all kinds, and have direct access to the community. It also creates community space where we can all gather and see our neighbors. Also, it’s a great place to come get lunch, and you can just know that everything at this farmers market is either grown here or made here and sold by the producer.”

Opening day will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More information can be found on the Tanana Valley Farmers Market website.

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