Gertrude Jekyll, born in the mid-19th century in London (England, that is), was known for her garden designs, art and writing. It is said that her friend Robert Louis Stevenson used Ms. Jekyll’s family name for the well-known Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The gardens she designed are spectacular, and much can be found about her on the internet and in the library system. With the expected heat this week, finding time to sit in the shade with a beautiful book and a tall glass of beverage so cold the sides of the glass perspire would be a welcome activity. There is something about those beautiful English gardens with the stone walls and buildings that implies cooler weather.
Cool down and then take a trip to the Wednesday Fayette County Farmers’ Market. The market runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the TSC parking lot (1650 Columbus Ave.) in Washington C.H. This location provides easy access to vendors and parking. Credit/debit cards are accepted, as are SNAP EBT cards —stop by the Jones Farm Fresh Produce for assistance.
Please note that the many vendors accept the Senior Farmers Market Coupons. These coupons will be distributed on Thursday, June 15 from 9-11 a.m. at the Fayette County Community Action Commission, 1400 US 22, Washington Court House. Individuals at least 60-years-old and meeting income guidelines may pick up $50 of farmers’ market coupons for fresh produce and honey on this date only.
Questions may be directed to David Persinger, Fayette County Farmers’ Market at 740-606-3467.
The following vendors have indicated that they plan on selling this Wednesday, and other vendors may participate as well:
Chilcote Farms (Bruce and Marlene Chilcote): honey, caramels, cookies and small cakes.
Dan’s Deli (Denise Rhodes): Reubens, phillies, fried bologna, burgers and hot dogs as well as soda.
Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): strawberries, zucchini, yellow squash, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic scapes, sausage patties, maple sausage links, ground pork, chicken breast, whole chickens and eggs.
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): various baked goods and treats, culinary mixes, catnip, lavender, crafts, dog treats, info on FCDS.
Katrina Bush is a vendor with the Fayette County Farmers’ Market.