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N.H. Farmers Markets See Spike As Market Basket Protests Continue

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As Market Basket customers look for other options for their produce, New Hampshire’s farmers markets are getting a bump in business.

Jane Lang runs the farmers market in Salem and says she saw a definite spike this past weekend.

“There was actually a 15-car backup of cars waiting to get into the farmers market. It was unbelievable.”

Lang is also the president of the New Hampshire Farmers Market Association.

She says farmers markets across the state have seen an uptick in business as Market Basket workers continue to protest the firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

Lang just hopes those new customers come back once the situation is resolved.

“That they realize what good they’re finding at the farmers market and hopefully will now take some of that food budget money and bring it back to the farmers market.”

Market Basket’s Board of Directors held an emergency meeting Monday night, but did not announce any decisions about the future of the company.

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