It is strawberry season! Many sigh over the size of the strawberries in the grocery stores, but bigger is not better in the case of this delicate fruit. Delicious eaten right out of the box, or sliced and sweetened to create a juicy goodness (think SHORTCAKE) or on cereal or yogurt, or made into jam —the opportunities are endless, but the season is short.
Strawberries are just one treat that can be found at the Wednesday, May 24 Fayette County Farmers’ Market. All the candy and baked goods are homemade, and vendors often provide samples. This week there will be delightful crafts for home and yard decor, as well as a wide assortment of meats. And don’t forget the local honey! Visit each vendor and ask about the products available.
The market runs from 4-7 p.m. in the TSC parking lot (1650 Columbus Ave.) every Wednesday afternoon. This location provides easy access to vendors and parking. (Thank the TSC manager when you see him for allowing the farm market vendors and community shoppers to use this space.)
Credit/Debit cards are accepted as are SNAP EBT cards —stop by the Jones Farm Fresh Produce for assistance.
The following vendors have indicated that they plan on selling this Wednesday and other vendors may participate as well:
Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): strawberries, eggs, chicken breast, wings, whole chickens, Powell sausage patties, sweet Italian links, breakfast links, pork chops and ground pork
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 upside down cake, pineapple banana bread, peanut butter fudge)
Wildflower Farm (Elaine Anschutz): pineapple cake,strawberry cake, peach cobbler, dog treats, catnip, culinary mixes, crafts, planters, info on FCDS
Chilcote Farms (Bruce and Marlene Chilcote): honey, cookies, caramels, brownies and small cakes