Farmers Market benefits from rain


What a difference a week makes! Farmers/vendors are reporting good things coming to the Fayette County Farmers Market in the next couple of weeks.

A few summer squash and zucchini are arriving today at the market to join the tomatoes that were brought this past week. Say, are you TOUGH ENOUGH to wear pink?……the charity horse show that is! Local representatives of the aforementioned event will be at the market the next few weeks to offer raffle tickets and event related items for sale and to provide show bills for the horse show. The event is co-sponsored by Ohio Health and proceeds from the horse show, raffle, and memorabilia sales go toward cancer patient assistance funding.

The horse show is Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at the Roberts Arena in Clinton County. Raffled items include a “Four Star” two-horse slant trailer, a “Bad Boy” zero turn mower, and a horse training saddle.

Alrusan Debra Grover will again be volunteering at the Market Information Booth today and will be hiding Disney’s plush 3 Peas-in-a-Pod among the many vendor booths throughout the morning for the children of shoppers to find and turn-in for Market bucks.

The Market is located in the municipal parking lot on the corner of South Main and East East streets in Washington C.H. every Saturday morning and as always, SNAP EBT food benefit cards and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Vendors expected today include:

Bye Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): blueberries, lettuce, tomatoes, kale, cinnamon rolls, raspberry rolls, strawberry rolls, cookies and cold drinks.

Debruin’s Family Dairy (Toni, Dallas, and Grant Debruin): organically grown produce, chocolate chip cookies, pressed wild flower note cards, gourd bird houses, and math fractal artwork.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): cherry tomatoes, green onions, broccoli, mini sized beets, cabbage, pasture raised whole frozen chickens and brown eggs.

Rachel’s Flour Shoppe (Rachel McClish): Freshly baked assorted fruit pies and sheet cakes! Call Rachel at 740-572-0038 by Friday for special orders.

What nots & Fancies & Whims, Oh My!!! (Mary Sanderson): garden stakes, dessert/snack stands and centerpieces, hand-painted tile art, coasters, magnets and pendant necklaces.

All that Glitters (Patty Bailey): handcrafted jewelry.

Martin’s Holiday & Weekly Baking (Vaughn, Cinda Martin & Hunter Rohrer): assorted breads, dinner rolls, cinnamon buns and whoopie pies.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (Julie Mosny & David Persinger): Bun’s bars, assorted fruit pies, cinni mini’s, cinnamon rolls, pecan sticky buns, assorted jams/jellies, and Texas sheet cakes.

Mary’s This & That (Mary Ford): Hawaiian banana bread, apple butter bread, zesty lemon cookies, sugar cookies, catnip toys, scarlet/gray dog sweaters, new goose outfits, microwave potholders, and more handmade items for home and garden.

Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don and Sara Creamer): artisan breads, whole wheat brownie tarts and bran muffin tops.

Shady Grove Farms (Harold and Kelly Dillon): jams/jellies, farm fresh eggs, selected pork products and potted herbs, micro greens, garlic scapes, and a few strawberries. Shady Grove reports supplying their meat production animals and egg laying hens with only non-GMO feed.

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): zucchini squash, banana nut bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread and cookies, buckeye confections, jams.

Food & Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): “vegetable and fruit” hand-made purses, lettuce, sorrel, kale, mustard greens, summer squash, garlic, “Midnight Brownies” made with black beans, “rosemary and garlic” focaccia with home grown herbs, home grown raspberry pies, peanut butter buckeye bite cookies, and potted flowering plants.

Self-made Primitives (Ben Self): wood crafts including primitive styled benchs, cabinets, assorted trays, chalk boards, bug barns and front porch checker tables.

Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): tractor, motorcycle and school bus flower boxes, flower stands, wishing well, herb garden box, hanging flower box, slab bench, washer toss games, cornhole games, cornhole bags and other wood craft items.

PinkiePie Productions (Rebecca Scott and Mandy Miller): blueberry handpies, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter no bake cookies, caramel puff corn, cherry pie, cinnamon rolls, and zucchini bread.

WindFlower Farm (Elaine Anschutz): lemon cake with orange icing, peach cresents, blackberry cresents, peach tarts, oatmeal date bread, blueberry crumb cake, biscuits, dried veggies and herbs, culinary mixes, info about our Fayette County Dog Shelter. Note catnip and lavender in limited supply.

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