Farmers’ Market will stimulate the senses


By Katrina Bush - For the Record-Herald



“In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” (Aldo Leopold).

Whether walking or driving to the Fayette County Farmers’ Market, there are plenty of opportunities to observe the variety of plants that are now green and blooming. Yards, gardens, parks, and walkways offer sightings of single tomato plants, a yard teaming with manicured blooms, the lush greens of the oak and maple. We have enjoyed beautiful weather for the Saturday markets this year, and a walk through the market will stimulate all the senses, including that of community.

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. We are offering again veggie SNAPS; it permits those who use a SNAP EBT card for food items to receive matching dollar tokens (one for one) for additional fruits and vegetables.

So,”buy one, get one” for fruit and vegetables, up to $10 EVERY market day! If you are unfamiliar with this, ask David about the veggie SNAPS produce program for SNAP EBT cards. Please note that Senior Farmers Market Coupons will be distributed on Thursday, June 15 from 9-11 a.m. at the Fayette County Community Action Commission, 1400 US 22, Washington C.H.

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 list contains the names of the vendors that expect to set up for the Saturday Market and products they expect to have on hand.

Daniel’s Honey (Daniel Surina): Raw honey.

D.J.’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): Baked goods and seasonal produce.

Edwin’s Donut Truck (Richard Miller): Sourdough donuts and coffee.

Engedi (Beth Day, Alana Walters, Janet Bick): Home baked goods (Cinnamon Rolls, Yeast Rolls, White Bread, Fruit Pies, Cobblers, Brownies,Cookies, Banana Bread, Cinnamon Bread) as well as Icees. Stop by for a special FREE children’s event!

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

Keypoint Farm (Nevin Stauffer & family): Seasonal produce including beets, cabbage and tomatoes.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): Radishes. Homemade Cherry, Peach, Strawberry and Apple Pies. Sugar and Chocolate Oatmeal cookies.

Persinger Produce and Cottage Foods (David Perisnger and Julie Mosny): Assorted jams, some with no added sugar.

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 banana bread, PB fudge).

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

Wood by DW (Debbie Welch): Wood primitives and sewn kitchen crafts.

B.Y.E Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): Lettuce, loaf bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies, homegrown popcorn and cold drinks.

Chilcote Farm (Bruce & Marlene Chilcote): Honey, small cakes, cookies and peach pie.

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

By Katrina Bush

For the Record-Herald