By David Persinger
Fayette County Farmers Market
With this being Labor Day weekend, the Fayette County Farmers Market would like to once again highlight some of the fine grilling chicken that our vendors have for sale.
Jon and Taylor Jones will be introducing their assortment of chicken bratwurst and showing us how well they grill and taste. The grilling event runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Also available at Saturday’s market to help meet all your Labor Day weekend needs will be sweet corn, fresh frozen whole chickens and chicken breasts, pork cuts, farm fresh eggs, homemade breads and rolls, local honey, green beans, new potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, summer, butternut, and spaghetti squashes, cucumbers, pies, cakes and other assorted baked goods, hand crafted items, and jams and jellies.
The Market is open every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is located in the municipal parking lot on the corner of South Main and East East streets in Washington C.H. and as always, SNAP EBT food benefit cards and credit/debit cards are accepted. Vendors expected this week include (among others who did not know as of yet):
Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): super sweet white sweet corn, seedless and seeded watermelon, cantaloupe, Crenshaws, honeydew, vegetable spaghetti squash, cucumbers, a few varieties of tomatoes, and green/yellow/orange/red bell peppers. (Kevin hopes to bring two truck loads with him this week….)
Engeti (Beth Day and Alana Walters): cinnamon rolls, pies, cobblers, cookies, rolls, and bread.
Martin’s Holiday & Weekly Baking (Vaughn, Cinda Martin and Hunter Rohrer): assorted breads including cinnamon swirl, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls and sticky buns.
Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): Come and sample our sweet Italian and chorizo chicken bratwurst and purchase a package to take home-just in time for Labor Day weekend BBQ’s!
Also we will have pasture raised whole frozen chickens and chicken breasts, chicken bratwurst, brown eggs, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, watermelon, onions and tomatoes (Romas, cherry and slicing).
Destiny Baked Goods (Chiquita Nash): pumpkin bread and zucchini bread, M&M cookies, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies.
Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): tractor, motorcycle and school bus flower boxes, corn hole boards (OSU, OU, John Deere, Reds, Gone Fishin’), corn hole bags, play barns and slab benches.
Rachel’s Flour Shoppe (Rachel McClish): assorted fruit pies, sheet cakes, and cookies. Call Rachel at 740-572-0038 by Friday morning for special orders.
Shady Grove Farms (Harold and Kelly Dillon): tomatoes, green beans, corn, potatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, onions. Fall squash: butternut, spaghetti and acorn. A few pumpkins and mums. Multiple cuts of both pork and chicken, raised in Fayette county.
BYE Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, candy onions, green tomatoes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, local honey, popcorn on the cobb and cinnamon rolls.
Food & Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): seasonal produce (kale, chard, peppers (sweet and hot), cherry tomatoes, eggplant, leeks, sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), parsnips, tomatillos); granola with organically grown dried apples, (home grown pumpkin) and chocolate chip mini loaves, chocolate buckeyes, dried herbs, and pumpkins.
WindFlower Farm (Elaine Anschutz): assorted baked goods and culinary mixes. Elaine also has information on the Fayette County Dog Shelter.
Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (Julie Mosny and David Persinger): local raw honey, GREASY beans, assorted fruit pies, pumpkin cookies, cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns, jams/jellies (NEW varieties: tomato butter and spiced tomato jam), and Texas sheet cakes.
What nots & Fancies & Whims, Oh My!!! (Mary Sanderson): garden stakes, dessert/snack stands and centerpieces, hand-painted tile art, coasters, magnets and pendant necklaces.
Mary’s This & That (Mary Ford): Hawaiian banana bread, apple butter bread, pineapple upside down cakes, cookies, catnip toys, goose outfits, lavender dream pillows, concrete stepping stones, magnetic jewelry and much more.
All that Glitters (Patty Bailey): handcrafted jewelry. BLOWOUT: ALL jewelry will be $5.