On Sept. 23, 1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle, with the assistance of one of his students. We live far enough outside of a major city that it is still possible on clear nights to be able to see a great many stars and planets even with the naked eye.
Of course, one may need to drive a few miles out of town to get away from lights, but this is just about perfect weather to lay on a blanket (or a chair) after dark or before sunrise and look up at the sky and be amazed at what one can see. This is a fun activity for one or many, all ages, family and friends. Night owls will see something different from the early risers. There are a number of books, videos and charts available to learn about planets, stars and constellations. At the website https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/usa, one can learn what planets can be seen during any given week for our area and at what time of the “night” for a given location. This week, Neptune becomes increasingly difficult to see as the week progresses, but there are seven visible planets!
The Fayette County Farm Market is NOT open when the stars are out, but it 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 in Washington C.H. SNAP EBT food benefit cards, Senior Farm Market coupons and credit/debit cards are accepted—stop by the FM “Info and Children’s Booth” (beside the Sunshine Cleaners) for assistance. 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 list contains the names and products of the vendors that expect to set up for the Saturday Market. Other vendors may participate as well:
Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don and Sara Creamer): Artisan Breads, Whole Wheat Brownie Tarts, and Bran Muffin Tops.
B.Y.E Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): Tomatoes, candy onions, bell peppers, zucchini, winter squashes (butternut, acorn, delicata, spaghetti, buttercup), homegrown popcorn, cinnamon rolls, peanut butter cookies.
By Thy Hand (Mark and Lori Chrisman): Angel food cakes, pies, assorted breads, snickerdoodles, seasoning and dip mixes, recycled pallet crates and boxes.
Chilcote Farms (Bruce and Marlene Chilcote): Honey, caramels, cookies, apples and apple crumb pie.
Engedi (Beth Day, Alana Walters, Janet Bick): Assorted home baked goods (cinnamon rolls, bread, yeast rolls, cookies, pies, brownies, cobblers, whoopie pies,small specialty bread), Icees, and a children’s activity.
Greens & Greenery (Katrina Bush): Indian corn decorative hangings. Chemical free produce (RHUBARB, garlic, cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, small pie pumpkins, sweet potatoes, chard). Fall Perennial flowers (coreopsis, gaillardia, purple coneflower) and herbs (oregano, garlic and onion chives, walking onion). Baklava (walnut and honey pastry), and “Better than Good” buckeyes.
Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon & Taylor Jones): Watermelon, red potatoes, onions, acorn and butternut squash, peppers, tomatoes, butter beans, cucumbers, pumpkins, ground hamburger, 1/4# and 1/3# hamburger patties, chicken breast, wings, ground chicken patties, chorizo and sweet Italian links, ground pork, pork chops, sausage patties, sweet Italian and jalapeño links and maple breakfast links.
Keypoint Farm (Nevin Stauffer & family): Seasonal produce.
King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): Green beans, tomatoes, red and Yukon potatoes.
Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger and Julie Mosny): Pumpkin cookies, cinni mini, cinnamon rolls, local honey, and pies (black raspberry, cherry, peach, apple, strawberry rhubarb, and rhubarb).
This and That (Mary Ford): Garden and home crafts (summer goose dresses, coasters, mug rugs, aprons, OSU items, jewelry), baked goods (apple butter bread, PB fudge).
Wood by DW (Debbie Welch): Wood primitives and sewn kitchen crafts.
Katrina Bush is a vendor at the Fayette County Farm Market.