Pouring rain does not top the list of ideal weather conditions for an outdoor farmers market. But that is what vendors, organizers and customers faced Saturday morning on the opening day of the new community tradition's second season.
Despite the rain, which at some points was slamming to the ground with intense force, lots of people came out to enjoy the various foods, plants, crafts and other features provided by the vendors.
"We really had good sales today; I had to send my daughter out to get more eggs," said Sue Olson of A Summer Place Farm in Rehoboth.
Eddie Porreca, the market's vendor coordinator, said it was fun to get started after a long off-season of planning.
"I couldn't be more pleased with the turnout, with people braving the weather to enjoy the market," Porreca said. "It will be an absolute packed house the rest of the season, on days when the sun is shining."
The market will continue every Saturday through Oct. 27 (except Sept. 29) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the municipal parking lot on 74 North Main St, next to the .