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DOVER (WJER) - Organizers with the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market say they’ll be creating a new experience for even returning shoppers this year. 

the market is back at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds for its 11th season on Wednesday.  Chair Mark McKenzie says they’ll have nine new vendors to start off the season, and over 25 in all,  from 3 to 7 pm on Wednesdays into October.

“It’s a late-afternoon market. We wanted to accommodate the working man in our community, so it’s 3 to 7. It’s a rain-or-shine market. If it rains, we’re gonna be under the grandstands, and as we have the last several years, there will be cooking demos that start at 5 o’clock in the Clover Café,” he says.  
 
McKenzie says the farmers coming in this week will already have strawberries, leafy greens, beets, squash, tomatoes, green onions and possibly cucumbers.

“Because they use so many season-extension techniques with row covers and tunnels and things like that, they’re able to mitigate some of the effects of weather by the efforts that they make,” he says.
  
McKenzie says people can check out the market’s Facebook page for a list of the different vendors coming in this season.   

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