Farmers’ Market ends season this Saturday


By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers’ Market



It’s that time again….the Fayette County Farmers’ Market will mark the end of its 2016 Saturday season with a “customer appreciation day.”

We invite our patrons and friends to drop in and enjoy some complimentary hot mulled cider and cinnamon roll bites as we reminisce. A big thank-you goes to the City of Washington Court House for the use of the municipal parking lot and also to Gamma White of Sunshine Laundry for the use of their facilities.

Kudos to our many fine vendors and our market volunteers, Debra Grover, Hilda Downs, and Mary Chrisman. They all work very hard every week to bring you some of the best produce and value-added products Fayette County has to offer. See you in 2017!

Are you interested in participating in a CSA program next year? Ask Jon and Taylor Jones of Jones Farm Fresh Produce about their CSA program for 2017. A Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) is a convenient way to bring fresh local fruits and vegetables to your table on a weekly basis during the growing and harvesting season.

The following list contains the names and products of the vendors that expect to set up for the Saturday Market. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8:30 to noon and is located in the municipal parking lot on the corner of South Main and East East streets. SNAP EBT food benefit cards and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): butter beans, red and white potatoes, turnips, kale, beets, peppers, pumpkins and gourds, zucchini and yellow squash. Stock up your freezer for the winter with chorizo and sweet Italian chicken links, chicken breast, wings and whole chickens. **Would you like to pick up a crate of fresh veggies each week? Ask us about our CSA program for 2017! It’s quick, easy, convenient, and your crate is ready for pickup weekly at each market.

B.Y.E. Gardens (Brian & Elaine Yoder): spaghetti and butternut squashes, sweet potatoes, wing gourds, homegrown popcorn, decorative popcorn, candy onions, bell peppers, local honey, pumpkin whoopie pies, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bread, also hand-crocheted sashay scarves and “scrunchies” (Blue Lions, OSU, Bengals and other team colors).

Forgotten Way Farm (Cathy Ludi): THERAPEUTIC GRADE essential oils, homemade lye soap, lip balms, bath salts, laundry soaps and wooden signs (new fall items). Your favorite soap scents are back in stock! Stop by my booth and sign up for one of my upcoming “Natural Solutions for your Family” classes (or host your own) and receive a FREE diffuser!

Chilcote Farms (Marlene Chilcote): bales and half-bales of STRAW for fall decoration, cookies, local honey, and caramels.

Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don and Sara Creamer): artisan breads, whole wheat brownie tarts, and bran muffin tops.

Whatnots & Whims, by Mary (Mary Sanderson): Mason jars painted and distressed in several fall colors. Perfect for centerpieces, flowers, shelf and mantel home décor. Darling as candy jars, or use in your office to stylishly hold pencils and pens. Let them hold your wooden spoons or utensils in the kitchen. They work perfectly with Shabby Chic, Country Chic, Vintage, Modern, Eclectic, and Rustic themes and decors.

*** Hand-painted tiles (painted on glazed, natural tumbled stone and tumbled marble tiles) to be used as coasters, or table art on display easels, and wall art.

*** Hand painted pendants (your choice of chain or key ring). All perfect for your fall decorating and gift giving.

Wood by DW (Debbie Welch): primitive wood home décor items.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger, Julie P Mosny): black walnut brittle, cayenne cashew brittle, local honey, jams/jellies, apple butter, assorted fruit pies, iced pumpkin cookies, Texas sheet cakes.

Mary’s This ‘n That (Mary Ford): peanut butter fudge, flax crackers, catnip toys, dog sweaters, new seasonal goose dresses, fabric coasters and mug rugs.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers’ Market