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June 16, 2013

GreEnid returning Saturday

ENID, Okla. — The annual GreEnid celebration will be 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Enid Farmers Market at Grand and Garriott.

Nicole Winfield, a Farmers Market board member, said this is the third year for GreEnid, an environmentally conscious day at the market.

Among the activities will be a kids area, where children will be able to make bird feeders. Also on schedule are NBC Bank-sponsored potato races, which will continue throughout the morning, and the market will give away recyclable bags at the information table at the entrance to the market.

There will be live entertainment throughout the morning by Those Guyz.

A new event called Reusapalooza will highlight this year’s GreEnid event. The public is asked to drop off items that are not broken and that the owners no longer want. Representatives of Lola’s Boutique, Broadway Xchange and Park Avenue Thrift will take the items and make them usable again, similar to the television program “Flea Market Flip.” Items will be chosen beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the finished products will be judged at 10:30 a.m.

“It’s flea market, Enid-style,” Winfield said. “It won’t be a masterpiece, but it will be fun.”

The sponsor for GreEnid this year is Farm Credit of Enid. Northcutt Chevrolet-Buick will have an eco-friendly car on display at the market. Also, Wheat Capitol Running Co. and Airrosti Rehab Centers of Enid will be on hand.

Enid Animal Control will feature adoptable pets during GreEnid.

Corey Groendyke, Enid Farmers Market director, said vendors have been good this year, and she is excited about the return of a blueberry vendor who will be at the market for a month or more.

“We’re always receiving requests for information about the vendors all season, so it’s never too late to be a vendor,” Groendyke said.

 “We always have people asking what the requirements are as vendors, and we, of course, require vendors to follow state regulations regarding preparation and packing of food items,” said Kayte Anton, Enid Farmers Market board president. “We want to provide as much support and education as possible about these guidelines in hopes that new vendors will join us.”

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