Starbucks to be at the Farmers Market Saturday


What a pleasant surprise when Starbucks reached out to us this week wanting to come to our market and introduce themselves to Fayette County. I understand they are opening a store in the outlet mall area in August.

Starbucks will be sampling iced coffee, iced tea or perhaps some of their signature ground coffee for you to brew at home. What a nice pairing with the warm sourdough donuts from AIM Specialty! Bring your friends, we will have tables and chairs for your visiting pleasure.

The following list contains the names and products of the vendors that expect to set up for the Saturday’s Fayette County Farmers Market. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is located in the municipal parking lot on the corner of South Main and East East streets.

SNAP EBT food benefit cards and credit/debit cards are accepted. We are offering a new program called veggie SNAPS and it permits those who use a SNAP EBT card for food items to receive matching dollar tokens (one for one) for additional fruits and vegetables! It’s a BOGO for fruit and vegetables, up to $10 every market day. Be sure to ask David about the new veggie SNAPS produce program for SNAP EBT cards.

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

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): hopefully some strawberries, cabbage, lettuce, green onions, radishes, sugar snap peas, brown eggs, chicken breast and wings and chicken bratwursts (sweet and hot Italian).

B.Y.E. Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): lettuce, mustard greens, broccoli, cinnamon rolls, strawberry bread, banana bread, monster cookies, and chocolate chip cookies.

By Thy Hand (Mark and Lori Chrisman): crates made from recycled pallets, angel food cakes, cocoa bars, mini breads, and other assorted baked goods.

Slate Creek Farms (Christen Orebaugh): soft pretzels, breads, croutons, cookies and fresh herbs.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): strawberries, strawberry pound cake, homemade pies, cinnamon rolls, lettuce, onions, and spinach.

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): assorted baked goods.

Chilcote Farms (Marlene Chilcote): local honey and small cakes.

Whatnots & Whims, by Mary (Mary Sanderson): unique art pieces for home and garden. Garden stakes and centerpieces made with up-cycled and vintage dishware and ceramics. Also hand-painted tiles for coasters, magnets, table and wall art. This week only: Come check out the clearance table for some great deals on unique gifts.

Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): cornhole boards (OSU, John Deere, Reds, OU, Browns, Bengals), a set of red/white/blue benches, outdoor benches, washer toss games, Uncle Sam and other wood-craft items.

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

Gluten Free Goodies (Rachael Craig): brownies, pound cake, chocolate chip cookies, blueberry muffins, etc.

Jim Dandy’s (Jim Brigner): hand-crafted decorative wood items .

L&L Natural Products by Julie (Julie Carter): wool and alpaca dryer balls, detergents, bar soap and other bath and body products.

Mary’s This ‘n That (Mary Ford): pineapple-banana bread, apple butter bread, peanut butter fudge, pineapple upside down cake, flax crackers, catnip toys, dog sweaters, large and small goose dresses, fabric coasters and more.

Bridgeview Farm (Hunter Rohrer): seasonal produce and Martin’s breads and rolls.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger and Julie Mosny): black walnut brittle, cherry crisp, Lazy Daisy cake, assorted fruit pies, pecan sticky buns, cinni minis, cinnamon rolls, jams/jellies, and Texas chocolate sheet cakes.

Fayette County Farmers Market attendees have been going green at the market. County Farmers Market attendees have been going green at the market.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers Market

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