Farmers’ Market set for Saturday

By Katrina Bush - For the Record-Herald

With forecasts that much needed rain will arrive on Friday and Sunday, it looks like another beautiful day for strolling through the Fayette County Farmers’ Market and enjoying the locally, vendor-grown produce and plants and the many vendor made baked goods, crafts and novel items available, as well as several special events this week.

This Saturday, the market will be hosting the Fayette County Master Gardeners’ annual plant swap from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Traditionally, swapped items have included bushes, annuals, perennials, trees and herbs. The public has the opportunity to expand the plants in their yards and garden and support another gardener. And Tom’s Tool Shed will be available for tool sharpening (hand tools, mower blades, axes, garden tools) from 9:30-11 a.m. for a small fee.

The following list contains the names and products of the vendors that expect to set up for the Saturday Market. The market is open every Saturday morning from 8:30 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 again veggie SNAPS; 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. So,”buy one, get one” for fruit and vegetables, up to $10 every market day! If you are unfamiliar with this, ask David Persinger about the veggie SNAPS produce program for SNAP EBT cards.

Alpaca Kingdom Acres (Hank White): Alpaca wares: Dryer balls, yarns, alpaca fiber clothing and more.

By Thy Hand (Mark & Lori Chrisman): Seasonings, dip mixes, croutons, angel food cakes, and assorted breads.

Chilcote Farm (Bruce & Marlene Chilcote): honey, caramels, brownies and cookies.

Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): rustic benches, red, white, and blue benches, swinging chair, Uncle Sam, serving trays, outdoor games (washer toss, Yahtzee, darts) and corn hole bags.

Daniel’s Honey (Daniel Surina): raw honey.

Food and Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): Plants — herbs, vegetables, and flowering (annuals and perennials), with a focus on plants that support pollinators.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon & Taylor Jones): strawberries, green onions, radishes, lettuce, chicken breast, wings, sausage links, sausage patties, ground pork, maple breakfast links, pork chops and eggs.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger & Julie Mosny): assorted jams.

Slate Creek Farms (Christen Orebaugh): croutons, cookies, plants, taco shells, and other baked goods.

This and That (Mary Ford): J&P candles and tarts, garden and home crafts (goose dresses, coasters, mug rugs, aprons, OSU items, jewelry), baked goods, pineapple banana bread, and PB fudge.

Tom’s Tool Shed (Tom McMurray): tool sharpening— hand tools, mower blades, axes, garden tools— available from 9:30-11 a.m. for a small fee.

Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don & Sara Creamer)— artisan breads, whole wheat brownie tarts, bran muffin tops, shortcakes for strawberries, and asparagus.

Katrina Bush is a vendor with the Fayette County Farmers’ Market.

By Katrina Bush

For the Record-Herald