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Rainy opening brings rainbow of Farmers Market support

Adams County Farmers Market Association has reopened for the season to staunch community support despite downpours and blazing heat throughout the month.

Spring is known as the season of unpredictable weather and no one understand this more than those who farm year-round.

Like the vendors and growers who work tirelessly to provide goods, Adams County’s outdoor market stands as a bridge to the community and the growers to ensure this access to local food.

Patrons flock to the Adams County Farmers Market despite rain earlier in May.

Since celebrating the season’s opening earlier in May, the market has greeted returning enthusiasts and newcomers alike to North Stratton Street with the most local products and friendliest vendors.

Faced with a global pandemic, Adams County has had to adapt and overcome countless challenges together. Like a spot of rain after a dry season, the community’s’ dedication to the Adams County Farmers Market is an invigorating sight.

Social distancing has created new forms of connection, but the Adams County Farmers Market offers a unique ability to develop a familiarity with the community in a safe, uplifting way. Local growers and vendors are available to chat with expertise about their goods and provide all manner of recommendations.

Like the farmers that who toil the soil to devotedly provide their products, the market itself promises to stand with its community no matter the obstacle.

Adams County Farmers Market runs every Saturday through October and will no doubt continue to be an agricultural and small business staple for the entire community.

Rain or shine.

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A.L. Grabenstein, reporter, is a graduate of Philadelphia's La Salle University with a B.A in Communication and has been a journalist since 2016. She has reported for the Gettysburg Times and the Times Herald in Norristown, PA. Grabenstein moved to Gettysburg from Montgomery County in 2019. She was born in San Antonio, TX., and previously lived in Virginia, and North Carolina. Grabenstein is actively involved in the borough of Gettysburg and loves giving voices to the local community.

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