PRINCETON - The Princeton Farmers Market celebrated it's 30th anniversary by doing what it does every week, bringing the community together.

The event was filled with music, families, games, and great local food.

Dan Whitcomb is the President of the Princeton/ZImmerman Farmers Market Association. He has been around since the beginning of the market. He has seen it grow from just seven local farmers to over 20 today.

He says the market was started as way to help the local community.

"It was started in 1987 by then Governor Elmer Anderson. We had some economic development meetings to help main street in Princeton and one of the ideas was to start a permanent farmers market."

Over the same time the amount of farmers selling food at the market has grown, so has the reasons why people come to the weekly market, especially now that the market is year-round.

Al Feldeverd is the manager of the Princeton Farmers Market. He says the market has become a weekly community event.

"Because we are a Saturday morning market we will actually have customers that come here and an hour and a half later they will still be here. So this is a like a destination. They will run into this person or that person so this has become a meeting place."

All vendors at the market must come from no further than 45 miles away.

The Princeton Farmers Market is held every Saturday in the late spring through summer from 8:30 a.m until noon in the Princeton Mall Parking Lot.

Justin LaBounty WJON