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Students attend local Farmer’s Market

DELANEY NELSON | Scroll Photography

DELANEY NELSON | Scroll Photography

The Rexburg Farmer’s Market is held every Friday from 4-8 p.m. on South College Avenue and is free to attend for both students and community members, according to the Farmer’s Market website.

The Market has been open since May 8, and will run until Oct. 16, according to the website.

Throughout the season, the Farmer’s Market holds special events for both students and community members, such as Kid’s Day, with special events for families, and Master Gardner day, where teachers from Idaho State University were on hand to give advice about gardening, according to the Rexburg Farmer’s Market Facebook page.

Stephanie Killian, a sophomore studying accounting, said she enjoys attending the Farmer’s Market and went every week last year during the spring semester.

“I like the smells and the people,” Killian said.

Justin Loose, a junior studying mechanical engineering at BYU, said his family runs a booth as a hobby in the Rexburg Farmer’s Market, where they sell different food items.

“The people are friendly and nice, and there is stuff to eat,” Loose said.

Loose said he helps his family run the booth every three weeks or so, but he always likes to attend the Farmer’s Market when he is in Rexburg over the summer with his family.

The Farmer’s Market changed its location last year to College Avenue from its previous location at 30 North 1st East, according to the Rexburg Farmer’s Market website.

The booths are set up in the street near BYU-I campus, allowing easy access for students, according to the website.

One of the booths belongs to the BYU-Idaho Horticulture Department and includes many different kinds of vegetation, including an assortment of cacti and small bonsai trees, student grown produce and, in late June and July, fresh picked apples from the orchard, according to the BYU-I Plant Shop Facebook page.

Taylor Evans, a sophomore majoring in general studies, said he has gone to the Rexburg Farmer’s Market a couple of times, and it is a good place to buy fresh produce.

Evans said local produce is typically more fresh because it is grown close by.

He said it is usually worth buying, even if it may cost a little more.

Debbie Davis, a senior studying music, said she went to the Farmer’s Market weekly while it was running last year and has already been three times this semester.

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