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Shoppers scan through fresh produce at the sixth annual Winter Blues Farmers Market Shoppers scan through fresh produce at the sixth annual Winter Blues Farmers Market
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MORGANTOWN -

West Virginia residents came to the Morgantown Event Center to enjoy fresh, local produce, at the 2014 Winter Blues Farmers Market.

The event, which marks the sixth anniversary of the market, brought about 50 vendors to participate. Local farms, and restaurants, brought their fresh food, prepared meals and even non-food products. Food ranged from fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, eggs, meats, cheeses and much more. 

"We have eight different restaurants from Preston County, Marion County and Monongalia County here cooking meals," said Lesa Gay, organizer of the Winter Blues Farmers Market. "It's just an opportunity for everyone to not only come and buy, but, also, taste the goodness West Virginia has to offer."

The market also featured Future Farmers of America (FFA) groups from across West Virginia, who were able to sell the products they raised on the farm.

The Winter Blues Farmers Market is part of the West Virginia University Extension Service Small Farm Conference. The event is put on by the West Virginia Farmers Market Association, as well as the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center.