Hayden Garnett, grandson of Judy Smith, rang in the beginning of sales on Tuesday at the Tucumcari Farmer’s Market at Wailes Park on Route 66.
Smith, who is the market coordinator, signals the start of each sale day with a bell.
About two dozen prospective customers were lined up behind several pickups whose owners were offering items from fresh baked bread and cookies to zucchini.
Market days are at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Poultry, rabbits at Fair…
A growing department at the Quay County Fair is the Rabbit and Poultry Department. This is an excellent place for young children to begin their showing career. Entries will be taken on Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Open Class entry fee is $1 per animal. There are classes for buck and doe rabbits of all ages-baker class, market class, and meat pen class.
In the poultry division, there are classes for pullets, hens, cockerels, cocks, young pen and old pen.
There is also a Youth Broiler Pen Class for 4-Hers and FFAers. Classes for miscellaneous poultry include ducks, geese, turkey, guineas, and others. A lot of work has been done to provide new pens for this growing department. The department superintendent is Lane Bradley. Several of Quay County youth are participating in sanctioned shows and going on to the State and Roswell Fairs with their poultry and rabbits.
The show begins at 9 a.m. Aug 15.
Registration starts today..
Student registration for Tucumcari Public Schools will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and Thursday at:
l Tucumcari Elementary School Gymnasium, 1701 South Ninth Street
l Tucumcari Middle School Gymnasium, 914 South Fifth Street
l Tucumcari High School Library, 1100 South Seventh St.
Note: Because of expected demolition of the old Granger School two new bus stops have been established.