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Swansea Farmers Market to open with plant giveaway on Day of Prayer

Swansea Farmers Market Manager Norm Geolat.
Swansea Farmers Market Manager Norm Geolat. tvizer@bnd.com

The Swansea Farmer’s Market opens for the season at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rural King parking lot, at 2801 N. Illinois St. The market closes at 3 p.m.

Norm Geolat, who organizes the annual market, says the opening coincides this year with the National Day of Prayer.

“We’ll have a prayer plant to give to every family that comes,” he says. Last year, he gave away chocolate-covered strawberries on opening day.

Geolat has more than 100 maranta plants, commonly known as prayer plants, to give away to market-goers. The plant tolerates low to bright light and does well as a houseplant.

The Farmer’s Market features food and craft vendors. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/SwanseaFarmersMarketInc/.

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