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Vendors sell special goods at UF farmers market


The Reitz Union drew students and vendors to its north lawn Thursday for its farmers market.

Director Beth Thompson said she hoped the market’s low prices and unusual goods would draw plenty of students.

This year, a vendor sold pumpkins at the market for the first time.

Thompson said the pumpkin sellers called her earlier this week, asking if they could bring their pumpkin patch’s leftover pumpkins.

“So of course we said yes,” she said. “It’s Halloween.”

Vendor Rose Mercaro said she sold orchids, fruit pastries, croissants, Mountain Dew cakes and other treats.

She said she sold goods at the last farmers market, which took place during spring semester.

“I was invited back again and I really enjoy it here,” she said. “They students love me here and I love the students.”

Kelly Price edited this story online.

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