Gardener’s Market opens May 22

Published on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 by Jake Lunden

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Blaine residents are just a month away from being able to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables as well as hand-made crafts and art as part of the annual Blaine Gardener’s Market located at the H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine.

In addition to arts and crafts, carriage rides, and food from local vendors, organizers will mark the opening day by racing slugs at noon.

“Otherwise, we’ll all be old by the time they cross the finish line,” organizer Ron Snyder said.

The event is open to everyone and is free. When the winning slug slimes its way to victory, whoever was fortunate enough to bring it will win the race’s grand prize, a custom-made chocolate bar from Totally Chocolate.
The bar's wrapper depicts a scene of the race with two slugs at full speed (or standing still, as it is difficult to tell), with the American and Canadian flags.