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    Ruthanne Mashchenko buys a basket of fresh strawberries at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Fred Mundie, left, puts a bunch of radishes in Larry Miller's bag at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014. "I am a vegetarian, and I come here to find fresh, organic food to eat," says Miller as he shops for vegetables. Mundie has been involved with the farmers market since its inception, over 20 years ago.
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    Baker, Laura Lucille Benoit, left, sells baked goods to Jason Hanson at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Farmer, Daryl Simpson, of Concord, places bunches of spinach in baskets as he sells his homegrown food at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014. Simpson used to work for a chemical company, but quit his job to follow his passion for growing fresh, organic food for his family. This is his second year involved with the Matthews Farmers Market.
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    Beth Schulz buys a bunch of radishes at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Buckets of fresh strawberries wait to be sold at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    A farmer brings out more butter head lettuce after selling out of the last bucket at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    A shopper looks at a bunch of radishes at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Debbie Bentley, left, buys a bag of lettuce from Judy Mundie at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Fresh spring radishes wait to be sold at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Fred Mundie stands behind his booth selling fresh radishes and fresh lettuce at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014. Fred has been involved with the farmers market since its inception, over 20 years ago.
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    Kate Walser, second to right, watches a band play with her sons, Briggs, 4, right, and Theodore, 2, at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Shoppers are reflected in mirrors while they buy food at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Mariya Kornilova smiles at her son while holding flowers she bought at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Baker, Laura Lucille Benoit, gets change for a customer at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Shoppers buy fresh strawberries by the basket at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Farmers sell fresh lettuce at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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    Harriette Griffin sells homegrown flowers at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014. "It has been a little but of a rough season, but we are working on making a comeback," says Griffin about growing her flowers.
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    Baker, Laura Lucille Benoit, arranges her homemade cinnamon rolls at her baked goods booth at the Matthews Community Farmers Market on May 10, 2014.
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