September is a special time at Farm Market

There is much to mark the changing of the seasons at the Fayette County Farm Market; not only does the produce availability continue to evolve, but one sees the addition of sunflowers to the cut flowers and more emphasis on OSU-related items. Baked goods feature fall pumpkin and apples.

With schools and sporting activities in full swing, both vendors and shoppers are required to be elsewhere, especially on Saturdays. And the weather reflects the temperature and humidity drops which in turn seems to add a bounce to many a step, and increased energy and enthusiasm. There are many who write eloquently of this month, but Longfellow captures the feeling and texture of the human experience of the season beautifully:

“The morrow was a bright September morn;

The earth was beautiful as if newborn;

There was nameless splendor everywhere,

That wild exhilaration in the air,

Which makes the passers in the city street

Congratulate each other as they meet.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Wednesday 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. SNAP EBT food benefit cards, Senior Farm Market coupons and credit/debit cards are accepted. Those using the SNAP EBT card for produce receive matching dollar VeggieSNAP tokens ($1 for $1) for additional fruits and vegetables. So,”buy one, get one” for fruit and vegetables, up to $10 EVERY market day.

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, cookies and apples.

D.J.’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): Baked goods and seasonal produce.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): Green beans, red potatoes, yellow onions, watermelons, peppers (bell and habaneros), tomatoes, pork products, whole chickens, chorizo and sweet Italian chicken links, chicken patties, chicken breast and wings.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): Super sweet corn (white and bi-color), green beans, tomatoes, red and Yukon potatoes.

This and That (Mary Ford): Garden and home crafts (coasters, mug rugs, aprons, OSU items including OSU dog sweaters, jewelry, and summer goose dresses), baked goods (pineapple upside down cake, apple butter bread, peanut butter fudge).

Windflower 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 Farm Market.

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Sunflowers are currently available at the Fayette County Farm Market. are currently available at the Fayette County Farm Market.

By Katrina Bush

For the Record-Herald