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Updated: 10/13/2017 11:20:52AM

Farmers Markets continue to grow

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SUN PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA HERRERA

Those looking for a wide variety of vegetables have a chance to do so at Dusty's Produce in North Port and Venice's farmer's markets.

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Gerald and Sue Houze selecting produce to take home.

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Cheryl Davis, Eric James and Laurie Sprague of Hillbilly Kettle Korn sell their product at the farmers markets in Venice and North Port.

SUN PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA HERRERA

Aubrey Springfield, 3, along with one-year-old sister Kaitlyn shows off a carrot she picked during Friday's North Port Farmer's Market.

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JC's Daily Bread of Port St. Lucie travels three hours twice a week to sell homemade bread and pastries in Venice and Englewood.

SUN PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA HERRERA

Lynn Bakun and Maggie Balch of Maggie's Seafood are one of two original sellers at the Venice Farmers Market.

SUN PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA HERRERA

Those looking for a wide variety of vegetables have a chance to do so at Dusty's Produce in North Port and Venice's farmer's markets.

SUN PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA HERRERA

Those looking for a wide variety of vegetables have a chance to do so at Dusty's Produce in North Port and Venice's farmer's markets.

Sun photo by Monica Amaya

Artist Jean Mousseau has a display of original wine glasses hand painted by her.

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Artist Donna Triska works onsite.

Sun photo by Monica Amaya

Fresh baked bread and pastries at "BAM - German Bakery and More' attended by Patrick Kasprik.

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Jack Hock explains the benefits of Argan Oil to potential costumers Marcia Brown and Julie Koch.

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Galina Slepak serves crepes at her farmers market stall.

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Patti Herdon and Jennifer Cesino come to the Punta Gorda Farmer's Market every Saturday morning to offer a variety of cheese and chocolates.

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Clayton Kuper, 6, checks the merchandise at "S & K Nice Stuff".

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Greg Rosenwald takes care of his "Emerald Air Plants".

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Z Dogs owner Lynette DeGouw posses for the camera on Saturday morning.

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Sander Loo, 17, prepares a very popular guacamole.

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Dave Heveron provides live entertainment.

By ALEXANDRA HERRERA

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Maggie Balch started selling seafood in the area’s farmers markets back in 1997 at the Venice Farmers Market.

Her stand, Maggie’s Seafood, is one of two stands at the market that has been there since opening day. She’s seen the changes between managers and other booths.

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