Farmers Market at the Capitol | VideoJennifer Joas | 8/7/2012
More than 15 vendors set up shop to sell North Dakota grown fruits and vegetables.
"It`s been great. Crowds are good, produce is going, can goods going good," said vendor Roberta Thorson.
This week is National Farmers Market Week and Thorson is just one of the vendors who work hard to provide organic food for North Dakotans. But the food wasn`t the only highlight at the farmers market, so was the jazz band.
Over the last two months, the 188th Army Band Combo has been traveling throughout the state celebrating their 125th anniversary as an Army Band.
"Army bands are predominantly for community relations and to instill spirit back into the community relationships between the army and the public," said senior band member Bradley Reed.
These eight members are part of the jazz band. They say they enjoy performing because music is the international language.
"It can be spoken in any language. You don`t have to know English, you don`t have to know French. It can be spoken and played in any language and everyone understands it. It can touch the hearts of people from the smallest individuals to the oldest person that`s been wheel chair bound," Reed said.
The crowd got a little taste of music and food and vendors were pleased with the turnout.
The Army Band is performing a free concert tonight at Custer Park at 7:00. Both the jazz and concert bands will be performing.