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There will be no trash pickup on Christmas and New Year’s days. Garbage collection will be delayed one day from Dec. 25 through Jan. 5. So, Monday’s routes will be serviced on Tuesday. Tuesday’s routes will be serviced on Wednesday, and so on into Saturday during the weeks of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Routes for commercial customers will also lag by a day during that two-week span. City offices will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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Concho Valley Farmers Market

The Concho Valley Farmers Market’s thrice-weekly produce sales begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 13, with a hardy spread of winter vegetables.

The vendors, who come from a 75-mile radius around San Angelo, will be offering locally grown and seasonal fruits, vegetables and plants from 7 a.m. until they sell out (typically by noon) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday thereafter. The farmers market gathers under the pavilion at 609 S. Oakes St. across from Fort Concho.

Margie Jackson, president of the Concho Valley Farmers Market, said initially the inventory will consist of items such as greens (including spinach, lettuces and collards), green and purple onions, beets, carrots, asparagus, radishes, Swiss chards (a type of beet), perhaps some zucchini and squash, along with indoor and outdoor plants, pecans, goat cheese, farm-fresh eggs, coffee, and fresh herbs such as basil, thyme, cilantro, parsley and rosemary.

The farmers market typically charges customers $1 for a bundle or a bowl of produce.

Interested farmers can join the market for $15 or $20, which allows them to set up a stand for $5 or $10 at each sale.

The market will hold its sales until the first fall freeze. A grand opening sale and celebration will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

For more information, contact Jackson at 325-245-3338.

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