If you build it, they will come

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The Three Hills Farmers Market made history on Tuesday, September 28th, by breaking their own record, with 85 tables, and 55 vendors present to mark the final market of the 2010 season. Arnold Stauffer, the Manager for the Market comments on this year's success,"It's fantastic. It's more than double from last year. A whole package of things have contributed to this success". By that, he means the variety of vendors with everything from clothing, baking, candles, wine, and produce, to woodwork, necklaces, live music, and hot lunches. 60% of the vendors are local. 40% travel from all around Alberta to take part, including Carbon, Castor, Red Deer, and Lethbridge. The Alberta Farmers Market requires that one must make, bake or grow 80% of the product they wish to sell. Arnold says it's not hard to find people with homemade products looking for a venue such as the Farmers Market to sell their goods. Already, he is looking into the future, with ideas to expand next year's market. He hopes to bring in local artists, and also local entertainment, young and old, to accompany the event.