FARMINGTON — Franklin County’s 4-H Open Air Market is partnering with the Saturday Sandy River Farmers Market today to give membership an opportunity to sell their produce, baked goods and other items.

4-H members will occupy tables at the farmers market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Main Street in the District Court parking lot. Members, ages 5-18, will have numerous items for sale, all products of their own labors. They will each benefit directly from their sales.

This annual event is sponsored by the Franklin County 4-H Leaders’ Association which helps to organize 4-H activities.

4-H program aide Judy Smith and event volunteer organizer Janine Winn have encouraged the young members to develop marketing skills and to think about costs and profits, skills essential to developing any small business.

In past years, as many as 20 4-H members have participated in the market and have been able to use their proceeds for expenses incurred in their other 4-H activities. There are 11 4-H clubs and more than 100 members in Franklin County. The clubs focus on beef, dairy, fiber animals, horses and homemaker activities, among others.

For more information about the market or 4-H clubs, call Judy Smith at 778-4650 or Janine Winn at 778-3856.

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