Last day for 2012 Coos Bay farmer's market is Wednesday

COOS BAY, Ore.-- Halloween Day marks the end of the downtown Coos Bay 2012 Farmer's Market.

The annual event usually begins in late Spring and lasts through mid-fall.

The Coos Bay Downtown Association said this year was the most successful the farmer's market have even been.

"This year was the most consistent high attendance by vendors that we've ever had. We had on average over 30 each week and we were open 26 weeks," Sarah Crawford, Market Manager, said.

The increase in vendors and customers is an encouraging sign for next year's market, Crawford said.

"People are trying to save money and eat healthy, which is not an easy thing to do right now," she said. "People are coming to our market looking to save money and eat better, and we have been able to give them more options than before this year."

The Coos Bay Downtown Association will take applications for the 2013 market in January, and it expects to re-open in early May.

Since the last day is Halloween, vendors are expected to pass out candy to kids and even have holiday-related items for sale.