Produce tasting activity at today’s Market


The Carnegie Public Library Kid’s garden club will be visiting the Fayette County Farmers Market today and will offer several varieties of seasonal produce and fruit to taste.

We invite all those who would like to also participate. We will select the produce, wash and cut it, and offer it “raw” for you to taste. Time for the tasting will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Local representatives of the “Are you TOUGH ENOUGH to wear pink?” charity horse show will be at the market to offer raffle tickets and event-related items for sale, and to provide show bills for the horse show.

All 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.

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 (among others who did not know as of yet):

Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): sweet corn, melons, seasonal produce.

Garland Farms (Joe Garland): bi color sweet corn.

Engeti (Beth Day and Alana Walters): pies, noodles, cobbler, cinnamon rolls, cakes, brownies and cookies.

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

King’s Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): sweet corn, beets, broccoli, grape tomatoes, homemade pies, sugar cookies, and other baked goods.

PinkiePie Productions (Rebecca and Michael Scott): sugar cookies, oatmeal scotchies, caramel puff corn, cherry almond streusel bars, tomatoes and hens and chick plants.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): sweet corn, green beans, onions, red potatoes, cherry and regular tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, brown eggs and pastured whole frozen chickens.

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

Custom Yard Signs (Melody Farmer and Patrick Bryant): spirit signs for your favorite teams.

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.

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

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

All that Glitters (Patty Bailey): handcrafted jewelry.

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

White Oak Farm (Luann Jackson): sweet corn, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and herbal products.

Mary’s This & That (Mary Ford): Hawaiian banana Bread, apple butter bread, potato candy, cookies, catnip toys, scarlet/gray dog sweaters, goose outfits, lavender dream pillows, magnetic jewelry and much more.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (Julie Mosny and David Persinger): local raw honey (just bottled), assorted fruit pies, cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns, jams/jellies, Texas sheet cakes.

Shady Grove Farms (Harold and Kelly Dillon): seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, jams/jellies, and pork cuts.

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): okra, cabbage, beans, zucchini squash, potatoes and Hungarian peppers, blackberries, apple cake, peach cake, pumpkin bread, pepperoni bread, zucchini bread and cookies, banana nut bread, chocolate zucchini cake cookies, buckeye confections, jams.

Food & Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): kale, cucumbers, kohlrabi, eggplant, leeks, carrots, green tomatoes, handmade “fruit and vegetable logo” clutch purses, potted flowering plants (zinnia and anise hyssop), rosemary and garlic focaccia, and rhubarb/raspberry hand pies.

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 with glass holder, and front porch checker tables.

Kevin shucking corn for the corn grilling and tasting at the Fayette County Farmers Market. shucking corn for the corn grilling and tasting at the Fayette County Farmers Market.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers Market

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