Farmers’ Market has special connection with community


By Katrina Bush - For the Record-Herald



“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community” – Anthony D’Angelo

One of the things that makes the Fayette County Farmers’ Market special is the sense of community that evolves between the visitors to the market and the vendors. The Wednesday market vendors are a special breed, making the effort to expand the market and relationship opportunities within Fayette County.

The market runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the TSC parking lot, 1650 Columbus Ave. in Washington C.H. This location provides easy access to vendors and parking. Credit/debit cards are accepted as are SNAP EBT cards —stop by the Jones Farm Fresh Produce for assistance.

Please note that the many vendors accept the Senior Farmers Market Coupons. These coupons will be distributed on Thursday, June 15 from 9-11 a.m. at the Fayette County Community Action Commission, 1400 US 22, Washington Court House. Individuals at least 60-years-old and meeting income guidelines may pick up $50 of farmers’ market coupons for fresh produce and honey on this date only. Questions may be directed to David Persinger, Fayette County Farmers’ Market at 740-606-3467.

The following vendors have indicated that they plan on selling this Wednesday, and other vendors may participate as well:

Wildflower Farm (Elaine Anschutz): various baked goods and treats, culinary mixes, catnip, lavender, crafts, dog treats, info on FCDS.

B.Y.E. Gardens (Brian & Elaine Yoder): lettuce, white and wheat bread, cinnamon rolls, peanut butter cookies, homegrown popcorn and ice cold drinks.

Chilcote Farms (Bruce and Marlene Chilcote): honey, caramels,sheet cakes, cookies, fresh peach cake and pie.

Dan’s Deli (Denise Rhodes): Reubens, phillies, fried bologna, burgers and hotdogs as well as soda

Greens & Greenery (Katrina Bush): Tomato, cucumber, squash and pepper plants as well as other chemical free vegetable, herb and flowering plants (annuals and perennials) with a focus on heirloom vegetables and plants for pollinators. Sustainably grown lettuce and other seasonal produce.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): Small amount of strawberries, cabbage, garlic scapes, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, chicken breast, pork sausage patties, maple breakfast links, sweet Italian links, pork chops and ground pork.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): Strawberries, pies and cookies.

This and That (Mary Ford): J&P candles and tarts, garden and home crafts (goose dresses, coasters, mug rugs, aprons, OSU items, jewelry), baked goods (pineapple upside down cake, pineapple banana bread, peanut butter fudge)

Katrina Bush is a vendor with the Fayette County Farmers’ Market.

By Katrina Bush

For the Record-Herald