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Farmers market opens in Fort Washakie

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer

The Wind River Indian Reservation's fifth annual tribal farmers market is under way for the summer.

Organizers said the purpose of the market is to promote healthy living through the sale of locally grown produce, agriculturally related products and crafts for the residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation and surrounding areas.

Virginia Sutter, a member of the Blue Mountain Association that sponsors the farmers market, said vendors launching the season July 17 mainly sold homemade goods.

"The gardens are late because of the weather," Sutter said. "Today we have a lot of baking and other items."

The market will rotate between the post office parking lot in Fort Washakie, the Blue Sky Hall parking lot in Ethete and the St. Stephen's school bus barn parking lot in Arapahoe from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday until Oct. 16 -- weather permitting.

The next market will be July 31 in Arapahoe.