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HOLLAND, Mich.-- The Holland Farmers Market at the Eighth Street Market Place is officially open for the 2014 season.

This year's market includes more than 90 local farmers and vendors selling local produce and products.  The market also features a food court and street performers to entice the senses of visitors.

The Holland Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until mid-December. From May 17 to Sept. 13,  people who visit on Saturday morning can check out the market's weekly free Chef Series demonstrations, sponsored by Local First and Visser Farms.  Kids' activities will take place Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. from June 11 to Aug. 27.

The market will also host the sixth annual Salsa Showdown, which includes a salsa-making contest and jalapeno-eating contest on Saturday, Aug. 16.  A professional pumpkin carving competition will be held Saturday, Oct. 11.