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Wendy Beck Bulcao, right, co-owner of K&K Treats, gives some candy to Dusty Rider during the Harvest on the Farm at the Arlington Farmers Market on Oct. 31.

 

The Arlington Farmers Market invited the community down for some Halloween fun during their Harvest on the Farm event on Oct. 31.

The market's regular vendors came down to Legion Park to sell goods and to give candy to kids.

"It's the harvest version of our normal farmers market and we're also doing trick-or-treating for the whole community," said Diane Krieg, one of the organizers of the Arlington Farmers Market.

"It's been the best to watch not just the kids but the adults with their costumes," said Krieg, who added it was one of her favorite days of the year for the market.

"It's been fun for them to wander around, look and see," she said.

Krieg hoped the event would provide some Halloween fun for local families.

"Arlington has been really good to the farmers market all summer long and so to do this is a great way to give back, especially when there's not so much to do for Halloween this year," she said.

Parents also said it was good to bring their families down to the park for the event.

"I think it's amazing and I think it's a great thing for kids in these hard times," said local parent Mollie Lynch.

Krieg said the Arlington Farmers Market has gone well this year despite the challenges of operating during a pandemic.

"It's grown every week and changed and it's really fun," she said.

On average the market had about 25 vendors each week and it had 30 vendors for the Harvest on the Farm event.

"We always have farms and farmers. We also have the berries. We also have a lot of artists and floral," she said.

Save The Day Floral "works with two farmer florists and they work together to create one fun booth," said Krieg.

The market's Halloween event brought out even more vendors for the day.

"We've got wood creations and two photographers today, which we haven't had before," said Krieg.

The Arlington Farmers Market typically provides a good space for new businesses, she said. 

"A lot of the vendors that we have, like Radam's Creations, are just new and starting out," she said.

"It's really good to see people starting a business, especially this year, and it's good to give them a space," said Krieg.

There are two additional dates scheduled for the Arlington Farmers Market this year, with their "Christmas on the Farm" event planned for Nov. 28 and again on Dec. 5.

 

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