VANCOUVER -- The Oso mudslide relief efforts got some much needed financial help from the Vancouver Farmers Market Saturday.

The weather made it a challenge, but those who braved the elements opened up their wallets to the Red Cross relief efforts in Snohomish County.

Farmers markets are a great way to bring communities together and we want to help, said Corrinne Loshow-Blair with the market.

The disaster may be several hours north of Vancouver but several vendors actually live in the Puget Sound area and commute to the market every weekend. Tim Dyeson has a day job in Olympia, but he sells his Eastern European sweet bread in Vancouver every Saturday.

My own family has been through hurricanes and tornadoes when we lived in Louisiana and we know how natural disasters impact communities, said Dyeson.

He donated much of his earnings to the cause, so did several other vendors. The market also donated all parking donations to the Red Cross relief effort

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