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Farmer's Market is off to an early start

Ginny Xiong and her nephew Tyler Xiong staff the family vegetable stand. The family farms 12 and a half acres in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Ginny said her mother does most of the field work. She said they've had a little too much rain this year, but all of the crops are about two weeks early because of the warm weather. Photos by Randy Hanson1 / 2
Shelby, left, and Kristin Rathbun offer a variety of meat products including free-range, "happy" chickens from the Wittig Farms at Maiden Rock.2 / 2

The Thursday morning farmer's market at Plaza 94 shopping center on Coulee Road is in full swing.

Growers report that crops are about two weeks ahead of schedule due to the warm weather and plentiful rain.

More than just vegetables are available at the market. Last Thursday morning, vendors were also selling baked goods, beef, chicken, honey and potted perennials.

Hudson has two other farmer's markets, as well. There's one at the Faith Community Church parking lot on Coulee Road on Saturday mornings. St. Croix Valley YMCA on Vine Street hosts one from 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

See the June 28 print edition of the Star-Observer for more photos from the farmer's market.