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Marilyn Hagerty: Find it all at the Farmer's Market

Some come early. Others straggle in later on Saturday mornings for the downtown farmer's market. There are some things you can count on. Among the vendors, Karen will be there from Larimore with her homemade German kuchen. Charlotte Landsem of Edmore will be right next to her with her homemade lefse.

And there will be people with dogs and little children. Many grownups wear T-shirts imprinted with messages such as: Daniel's Passenger Service, Wildmoon Salsa, University of ND. Also: USA, Calvin Klein, North Dakota. And one shirt last Saturday said: Coffee, a hug in a mug.

Tony Waldner was there with others from the Hutterite Colony near Fordville. He says the gardens are ahead of their game this year. At the Farmer's Market you can find a hula hoop for $5. You can visit the Baker's Wagon from Fertile, Minn. And Keith and Maggie Lindgren get up at 3:30 a.m. to bring in their bakery goods from Karlstad.

There's music. There are dogs. All well behaved. There are strollers. And there are tables in the shade near the stage and the music.

On the road

July is the month Winnebago RV owners gather at the factory in Forest City, Iowa. And John and Helen Evans of Grand Forks are among them.

She reports the company is celebrating 60 years of business. To promote North Dakota, the Evanses were taking macaroni and cheese dinners produced in Carrington and SunButter they picked up in Fargo.

Ask Marilyn

Q. What do they eat at the River Cities Speedway on Friday evenings?

A. They go for hot dogs, bratwurst and pulled pork sandwiches.

Q. Where could I find a hula hoop?

A. They have some at the Farmer's Market for $5.

Q. What makes you sad?

A. The closing of the Sears store.

Kay and Mike

Cheerful people of the week: Kay Derry and Michael Lukkason.

Reach Marilyn Hagerty at or by telephone at (701) 772-1055.