This Saturday the Fayette County Farmers Market will be conducting a tomato tasting exhibition.
A variety of tomatoes, including heirloom (all available at the market), will be sampled with your choice of condiments (olive oil, vinegars, garlic, basil, mint, parmesan, salt and pepper) or served plain. Again this week, tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn, bell peppers, melons and even pumpkins are all available as well as a variety of other produce, honey, baked goods and crafts.
If the heat and humidity feel threatening, free chilled bottled water will be available.
The market operates every Saturday morning from 8:30 to noon in the municipal parking lot on the corner of East and South Main. Cash, credit and SNAP food benefits are all accepted as well as the Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Program (SFMNP) vouchers and WIC fruit/vegetable coupons.
The following vendors plan on being at this week’s market:
AIM Specialty (Edwin Miller): homemade sourdough donuts.
Dowdell’s Apiary (Benjamin & Gregory Dowdell): local honey varieties and out-of-state varieties (Florida.. orange blossom honey).
Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): watermelon, cantaloupe, & Crenshaw melons, and super sweet, sweet corn in white & bi-color varieties.
Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon & Taylor Jones): green beans, red potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, pasture raised brown eggs and frozen whole chickens.
Rachel’s Flour Shoppe (Rachel McClish): pies: cherry, apple, peach, rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb, blackberry and more!
L&L Natural Products (Julie Carter): alpaca fleece dryer balls, home produced laundry detergent, soaps, scrubs, lip balms and lotions, make-up remover, body moisturizer, face toner and bug repellent spray.
Persinger Produce & Cottage Foods (David Persinger, Julie Mosny): Bun’s bars, assorted pies, cinni mini’s, lemon cookies, cinnamon rolls, pecan sticky buns, local raw honey and honeycomb, zucchini bread, greasy beans, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, habaneros, holy mole peppers, la bomba jalapenos for jalapeno poppers, assorted Texas sheet cakes, jams, jellies and fruit butters (plum, apple, pear).
All that Glitters (Patty Bailey): handcrafted jewelry.
Engeti (Beth Day & Alana Walters): SHAVED ICE (AKA snow cones), pies, cobblers, cakes, cinnamon rolls, and cookies.
Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don & Sara Creamer): artisan breads, whole wheat brownie tarts, salted caramel whole wheat brownie tarts, & bran muffin tops.
G.W. Designs (Gail Woodard): handmade jewelry.
Mary’s This & That (Mary Ford): pork and bean bread, applecake/caramel, Hawaiian banana bread, catnip toys, dog treats, semi-precious stone jewelry, knitted/crochet scarves and fingerless gloves, fork and spoon easels, Bob Ford cd’s, handtooled leather, memory flags, 20% off cement stones.
Taylor’s Tunis (Bruce & Debbie Linebaugh): lamb, pork, and chicken cuts and seasonal veggies.
Shady Grove Farms (Harold & Kelly Dillon): peaches, melons, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, peppers, onions, shallots & other produce, jams/jellies, and Rada brand cutlery. Chicken: whole chicken, breasts, drumsticks, wings, backs & livers. Pork: bacon, ham, ham steaks, shoulder steaks, roasts, brats, sausage, ham hocks, smoked toes, livers & neck bones. Taking orders for your fresh Thanksgiving turkey.
Self-made Primitives (Ben Self): primitive styled benches, bookcases, bread boxes, and chests, bug barns (to house captured fireflies), “front porch” checker tables and more.
DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): turnips, okra, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, rhubarb, zucchini, jams, zucchini cookies, pumpkin bread, banana nut bread, Buckeye nuggets, assorted dump cakes.
What nots & Fancies & Whims, Oh My!!! (Mary Sanderson): garden totems, garden stakes & centerpieces and more.
Bye Gardens (Brian & Elaine Yoder): zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, canning tomatoes, candy onions, bell peppers, fooled-you jalapenos, green beans, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, cinnamon rolls, zucchini bread; call 740-606-6333 to place orders.
Monroe Sugar Shack (Earl & Josh Monroe): some seasonal produce & baked goods.
Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): tractor flower box, motorcycle flower box, school bus planters, tile top tables, wishing well, cornhole boards (OSU, Browns), cornhole bags (various colors). Toddy’s Hot Pepper Chili Mix.
Harding’s Naturally Homegrown Produce (Gigi& LeAnna Kidwell): peaches apples pies honey natural stuff tomatoes peppers.
Cerdo Farms (Dave Gerber): melons & pumpkins!
This & That Craft and More by DI (Diane Irons): floral arrangements and other crafts, TEMPTATIONS bake ware & dishes, all brand new and still in boxes.
Fayette Co. Master Gardeners (volunteers): information about Master Gardeners, OSU fact sheets and Fayette Co. MGV cook books.