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Recovery Under Way for Farmers' Market

Posted February 14, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— A two-stage process is under way at the State Farmers' Market in Raleigh to help the vendors who were burned out in January.

As a stopgap measure, some vendors are selling their produce, crafts and specialty items from Building 2. That is the open-air building that carries flowers, plants and shrubbery in summer.

Meanwhile, workmen are setting poles for a temporary structure and serve as their shop site while the burned building is being reconstructed.

Charles Cole, who has been at the market for 24 years, says he and other vendors are trying to "jump start (their businesses) again."

Cause of the fire is still being investigated.