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Shirley Peterson crafts floral arrangements available at the Holmes City Farmer's Market. Peterson adds blooms brought in from church members' gardens in her bouquets. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

Holmes City Farmers' Market puts the 'unity' in community

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In a fabled time, when food was scarce one man fed a village.

As the story goes, curious townsfolk approached the man and asked what he was brewing in his cauldron. His reply, "Stone soup."


One by one, villagers added what vegetables, spices and meat they could spare. The community bonded as the ingredients stewed. Only the man knew that the soup began with a stone at the bottom of a pot of water flavored by good intentions.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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