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Capital Farmers Market

Every summer the North Dakota Capital Grounds hosts a farmers market. This year more than 15 vendors of fruit, vegetables and other treats were available.

Vendors came from across the state. Roger Hunt and his wife traveled from McClusky. The couple owns Prairie Seed Garlic.

The couple sells garlic online and at various farmers markets. Hunt said this is their third year at the capital farmer’s market and he has noticed repeat customers.

“We just enjoy having this down here,” Hunt said. “It’s a benefit to people who don’t belong to organizations and stuff. You don’t have to pay dues to come to this one.”

Margie Kruckenberg and her husband came from Minot to sell honey.  

“We’ve been in bees for about 30 years; it’s just a hobby. We don’t depend on it for our living,” Kruckenberg said.

Kruckenberg said they sell honey for under market value.

Marissa Lier, from Hague, is the 2012 North Dakota State Dairy Princess. She gave kids demonstrations of how to milk cows.

“I’m here to be a goodwill ambassador for the North Dakotadairy industry. I’m sure a lot of the dairy people are at home are working hard like they always do,” Lier said. “I’m just here to say ‘hey the dairy industry provides for North Dakotatoo.’”

Lier will be a freshman at NDSU this fall.  

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