Farmers Market set for today


A sampling of Fayette County’s black raspberry plants and harvest.

The last two Fayette County Farmers Markets (Wednesday and Saturday) have been extremely wet.

Thanks to all the vendors and our customers that persevered and donned their slickers and umbrellas! And in regards to our vendors, some had to harvest and/or pack in the rain, all had to set up in the rain and maintain their booths, all had to tear down in the rain and all had to dry their canopies and display racks to avoid the dreadful mildew. We do so look forward to a dry market day and like all of us, a chance to work in our fields, gardens and yards.

Fayette County black raspberries will again be the featured local produce item at today’s Farmers Market and we also have some summer squash and zucchini beginning to be harvested locally. The Wednesday market location is 1650 Columbus Ave. (TSC parking lot) and operates from 4 to 7 p.m. This location also accepts charge/debit cards and SNAP EBT cards.

The following vendors have indicated they should be there (among others who did not know yet):

Mary’s This & That (Mary Ford): black raspberries, Hawaiian banana bread, apple butter bread, cookies, lavender dream pillows, scarlet/grey dog sweaters, catnip toys, new selection of goose outfits, microwave hot pads, magnetic jewelry and much more.

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

The Buttery (Lincoln Wilson): a variety of home baked goods.

Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): tractor, motorcycle and school bus flower boxes, flower stands, herb garden stand, cornhole boards, cornhole bags and other wood craft items.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger): black raspberries, assorted home made jams/jellies, cherry crisp and Texas sheet cakes.

Shady Grove Farms (Harold & Kelly Dillon): summer squash, zucchini, onions, assorted “greens” including collards, kale and turnip greens, jams/jellies, farm fresh eggs, and selected pork cuts.

WindFlower Farm (Elaine Anschutz): green tomato tarts and other baked goods and mixes, and home crafts.

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