July 4 at the Farmers Market


Benjamin Dowdell (Dowdell’s Apiary) on guitar

Fayette County Farmers Market organizers hope all have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. They invite you to stop in this Saturday morning, visit with them, see what they’ve been growing, pick up supplies for your holiday dining and enjoy the many activities scheduled for this weekend’s market.

Local seasonal produce, cuts of chicken and pork, baked goods and gift items are all available for your grilling, visiting and meal needs. Streetside 62 will be at the Market to prepare food entrees featuring produce and meat supplied by the vendors. Food service from 10 a.m. to noon will be available.

Plus Hank White plans to have a mother alpaca with its young cria here for viewing. Debra Grover will have activities for the younger crowd including the hiding and locating of “3 peas in a pod” within the market and a produce scavenger hunt. Local representatives of the “Are you TOUGH ENOUGH to wear pink?” horse show charity will be at the market 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. These will be on display.

WVNU FM radio 97.5 is also scheduled to be at the market Saturday doing a live broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon! Come say hello to Nelson and crew as they make their way through the market.

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

Vendors expected this week include:

Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): broccoli, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash and some sweet corn.

A.I.M. Specialty (Richard Miller): homemade sourdough donuts.

Bye Gardens (Brian & Elaine Yoder): tomatoes, lettuce, kale, bell peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, cherry tomatoes, cinnamon rolls, raspberry rolls, strawberry rolls, decorated sugar cookies, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, peach pie, raisin pie, blueberry pie, and cherry pie.

Engeti (Beth Day and Alana Walters): cinnamon rolls, pies, cobblers, brownies, cakes and cookies and flavored crushed ice cups.

Alpaca Kingdom Acres (Hank White): LIVE alpacas, alpaca yarn and items made with alpaca fiber.

Dowdell’s Apiary (Benjamin Dowdell and family): assorted honey and honey related products.

Debruins Family Dairy (Toni, Dallas, and Grant Debruin): organically grown produce, chocolate chip cookies, gourd bird houses, math fractal artwork.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): green beans, new red potatoes, garlic, sweet onions and green onions, zucchini and yellow squash, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, brown eggs and pasture raised whole frozen chickens.

Rachel’s Flour Shoppe (Rachel McClish): assorted fruit pies, sheet cakes, and cookies. 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.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (Julie Mosny and David Persinger): (Julie is out for two weeks) assorted jams/jellies, & 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.

Harding’s Naturally Homegrown (Gigi Kidwell): farm fresh eggs, bacon, smoked sausage, regular sausage, pork chops, Fayette honey, teas and herbs.

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

Shady Grove Farms (Harold & Kelly Dillon): potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, onions, farm fresh eggs, jams/jellies, pork cuts: pork chops, sausage, brats (links and patties), bacon, ham steak, roasts.

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): zucchini squash, broccoli, potatoes, apple cake, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread and cookies, buckeye confections, jams.

Food & Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): zucchini squash, cucumbers, kale, potted flowering plants, baked goods from organically grown home produce: “faux fried” raspberry pies, “rosemary and garlic” whole wheat focaccia, “almost granola” cookies, peanut butter Buckeye cookies, and “Midnight Brownies” made with black beans.

Self-made Primitives (Ben Self): wood crafts including primitive styled benches, cabinets, assorted trays, chalk boards, bug barns, wine cabinet and a wine wall shelf w/glass holder, 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.

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