EUGENE, Ore. - Mobile farm stands got a move on Tuesday, setting up shop across the street from their usual Tuesday Market location to accomodate the tent city of the Occupy Eugene protesters.
"We're used to taking up and putting down and being flexible, so we can market here," said Rich Wilen with Hayhurst Valley Organic Farm.
The market moved across 8th Avenue to county property across from the park blocks.
"If people can't find us here, I'm a little worried about the customers," joked Jack Richardson with McKenzie River Farms. "I heard we were moved, but I didn't quite expect the tent city that's now occupying the block."
There were few complaints about the quick move, and the customers were ready to buy.
"I came down today to support both the Farmers Market and the Occupy Wall Street because I think they're both great and I think they go together well," said customer Donna Riddle.
"Perhaps they should really be occupying something more meaningful," Wilen said, "perhaps the mall, or Walmart or something more corporate - a bank."
The more than 70 Occupation tents are taking up space rented and paid for by artisans and vendors at Saturday Market.
"It's well understood that they will have their space and that we're providing that for them and everyone will be out by then," said Joe Mitchell, one of the Occupation campers.