Melons available at Market Saturday

By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers Market

On Saturday at the Fayette County Farmers Market, various melons will be sampled for tasting.

On Saturday at the Fayette County Farmers Market, various melons will be sampled for tasting.

Because of the classic summer weather we have enjoyed the last two weeks, the melons are at peak harvest in Fayette County. Come to the Farmers Market on Saturday and taste test the various melons the vendors have for sale: watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew and Crenshaw.

Hilda, Debra and Mary will provide visitors with sample cups of cut melon for tasting. Find out what the melon tastes like before buying one. The tasting event runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Also available at Saturday’s market will be sweet corn, fresh frozen whole chickens, pork cuts, farm fresh eggs, homemade breads and rolls, local honey, green beans, new potatoes, tomatoes (slicing and cherry), cucumbers, zucchini, summer, butternut, and spaghetti squashes, assorted baked goods, hand crafted items, and jams and jellies.

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 in Washington C.H., 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): super sweet white sweet corn, seedless and seeded watermelon, cantaloupe, Crenshaws, honeydew, vegetable spaghetti squash, cucumbers, a few varieties of tomatoes, and green/yellow/orange/red bell peppers. (Kevin hopes to bring two truck loads with him this week…. thanks Dad!)

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

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

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): green beans, onions, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes (Romas, cherry, slicing), bell peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, brown eggs and pasture raised whole frozen chickens.

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

Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): tractor, motorcycle and school bus flower boxes, corn hole boards (OSU, OU, John Deere, Reds, Gone Fishin’), corn hole bags, play barns and slab benches.

Self-made Primitives (Ben Self): wood crafts including primitive styled benches, cabinets, assorted trays, chalk boards, bug barns, front porch checker tables and other items.

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.

BYE Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, onions, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, decorative popcorn and raw local honey.

Food & Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): seasonal produce (kale, zucchini, tomatillos, pie pumpkins, leeks, cherry tomatoes and eggplant), fresh organically grown dried herbs, granola with organically grown dried apples, pumpkin chocolate chip and chocolate zucchini muffins, “fruit and vegetable” themed small purses, and Katie’s homemade goat milk soap.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (Julie Mosny and David Persinger): local raw honey, Brussels sprouts, GREASY beans, assorted fruit pies, cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns, jams/jellies (NEW varieties: tomato butter and spiced tomato jam), and Texas sheet cakes.

All that Glitters (Patty Bailey): handcrafted jewelry. BLOWOUT: ALL jewelry will be $5.

PinkiePie Productions (Rebecca and Michael Scott): caramel puff corn, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal scotchies, raspberry crumb bars, peanut butter fudge, coca cola cakes, heirloom tomatoes, carrots and hen and chick plants.

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): fresh flowers, herbal products, zucchini breads, fabulous treats and snacks and perhaps fresh produce (the garden is about out).

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

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): Buckeye confections, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread and cookies, peach bread, apple and peach cake, assorted jams.

Harding’s Naturally Homegrown (Gigi Kidwell): pork cuts, herb teas, farm fresh eggs, Fayette honey.

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

On Saturday at the Fayette County Farmers Market, various melons will be sampled for tasting. Saturday at the Fayette County Farmers Market, various melons will be sampled for tasting.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers Market