MONONA (WKOW) -- The Monona Farmers Market is celebrating a big anniversary this weekend.
Organizers held a 10th anniversary birthday party to mark the date with some special events and live music.
Ross Cohen, the market's manager, says the market started with just 10 vendors sitting out in the snow, but the group has grown since then and recently started a new program to help people in need in our community.
"We got a grant through the Madison Community Foundation, which allowed us to purchase the machine which allows us to accept the food stamps," says Cohen.
Cohen says the farmers market brings in about $50 to $300 in food stamp transactions every week, which both increases farmers' profits and brings fresh food to people's tables.
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