Take time to talk to vendors at the Farmers’ Market


By Katrina Bush - For the Record-Herald



“Kind hearts are the gardens;

kind thoughts are the roots;

kind words are the flowers;

kind deeds are the fruits.”

– English Proverb

When stopping by the Fayette County Farmers’ Market this week, take a minute to talk to the vendors and learn about why they support the market enterprise and how long they have participated. Note “This and That” vendor Mary Ford’s beautifully hand painted garden stakes.

As you make purchases for yourself, consider some small treat for a friend or neighbor who can’t get about easily, or who is on a fixed income. Even better, make a purchase that could be shared, and this week take the opportunity to share food and conversation with someone who likely would love both.

The Wednesday 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 and Senior Farmer’s Market coupons—stop by the Jones Farm Fresh Produce for assistance.

Those using the SNAP EPT card for produce 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!

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

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): strawberries, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, green onions, pork chops, sweet Italian pork links, ground pork, sausage patties, chicken breast, wings and eggs.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): broccoli, onions, Yukon & red Potatoes, Iced Sugar and Chocolate Chip Cookies, Homemade Fruit Pies.

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).

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

Chilcote Farms (Bruce and Marlene Chilcote): honey, caramels, small cakes, and cherry pies.

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

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By Katrina Bush

For the Record-Herald