The Fayette County Farmers Market will assemble once again this Saturday morning, hoping to outwit Mother Nature.
Some of our vendors have rain and wind-sensitive products and can’t set up in inclement weather. For our other vendors, it’s GAME ON…..we are a rain or shine market. This Saturday we are hosting the Fayette County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Swap starting at 9 a.m.
Between the Wednesday and Saturday markets, we have added many new vendors of great and varied talent: new growers, new bakers including a gluten-free baker, a u-pick flower farm, soap and skin care product makers, and wood and metal crafters. This week strawberries begin to dominate…..also expected are green onions, asparagus, lettuce, rhubarb, spinach, radishes, beets, sugar snap peas, brown eggs, chicken and chicken bratwursts, honey, baked goods, assorted and varied crafts, skin care products, and potted plants.
The following list contains the names and products of the vendors that expect to set up for Saturday’s market. 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 SNAP EBT food benefit cards and credit/debit cards are accepted.
We are offering a new program called veggie SNAPS and 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. It’s a BOGO for fruit and vegetables, up to $10 EVERY market day! Be sure to ask David about the new veggie SNAPS produce program for SNAP EBT cards.
The following vendors are expected to be in attendance:
Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): strawberries, lettuce, green onions, radishes, beets, sugar snap peas, chicken bratwursts, breasts, wings, whole chickens and brown eggs.
Cory Farms (Steve Cory): strawberries and asparagus.
Chilcote Farms (Marlene Chilcote): local honey and small-loaf cakes.
Forgotten Way Farm (Cathy Ludi): therapeutic grade essential oils, homemade lye soap, lip balms, bath salts, laundry soaps and wooden signs.
Gluten Free Goodies (Rachael Craig): chocolate chip cookies, sheet cakes, pound cakes, lemon/blueberry muffins, and fudge brownies. Also some handmade lotions, lip balm, hand cream, etc.
Jim Dandy’s (Jim Brigner): decorative woodcrafts.
Greens and Greenery (Katrina Bush): early spring vegetables (spinach, rhubarb, bok choy, radish) and potted plants (vegetable, red raspberry, herb and flowers). Also Katie’s goat milk bar soap.
Alpaca Kingdom Acres (Hank White): bird “nesting balls,” alpaca fertilizer “tea,” and other alpaca derived products.
Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don and Sara Creamer): artisan breads, whole wheat brownie tarts, bran muffin tops and hopefully some asparagus.
Whatnots & Fancies & Whims (Mary Sanderson): original art pieces, coasters, centerpieces/dessert stands, garden art and garden stakes.
Harding’s Naturally Homegrown (Gigi Kidwell): honey, herbal teas, brown eggs and pork sausage.
Jim and Deborah MacDonald (see http://www.myyardart.com): wind chimes, jewelry, and a few pieces of plasma cut steel.
Mary’s This ‘n That (Mary Ford): pineapple-banana bread, apple butter bread, peanut butter fudge, pineapple upside down cake, assorted cookies, catnip toys, dog sweaters, large and small goose dresses, fabric coasters and much more.
Bridgeview Farm (Hunter Rohrer): seasonal produce.
Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger): rhubarb, jams/jellies, rhubarb crisp, Texas chocolate sheet cakes. Julie’s products won’t be here this week.