Grilling veggies at the Farmers Market

By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers Market

Once again Elaine Yoder has volunteered to grill for the Fayette County Farmers Market this Saturday. She will be preparing her zucchini, summer squash and onion medley and offering samples for all to taste.

The grilling event runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Richard and the A.I.M. Donut truck will also be at the market. The various talented producers will also be bringing their sweet corn, fresh frozen whole chickens and chicken breasts, pork cuts, farm fresh eggs, homemade breads and rolls, local honey, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, summer, butternut, and spaghetti squashes, cucumbers, pies, cakes and other assorted baked goods, hand-crafted items, and jams and jellies. Pumpkins of various sizes will also be at the Market.

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): pumpkins, super-sweet white sweet corn, seedless watermelon, cantaloupe, Crenshaws, vegetable spaghetti and green/yellow/orange/red bell peppers.

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

Martin’s Holiday & Weekly Baking (Vaughn, Cinda Martin and Hunter Rohrer): hand-made loomed rugs, and of course assorted breads including cinnamon swirl, whole wheat, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls and sticky buns, and perhaps an angel food cake.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): chicken bratwurst (sweet Italian and chorizo), chicken breast, whole chickens, brown eggs, onions, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, watermelon and tomatoes (cherry, Romas, slicing).

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

Perfectly Imperfect Designs (Barbie Wallace): wood school spirit yard signs, burlap football door hangers, and other miscellaneous wood signs.

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.

Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don and Sara Creamer): artisan breads, whole wheat brownie tarts and bran muffin tops.

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

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): Buckeye confections, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, peach bread, assorted jams, Hungarian peppers, and maybe green beans.

Shady Grove Farms (Harold and Kelly Dillon): tomatoes, peppers, onions, squashes: butternut and acorn, and potatoes. Chicken cuts: whole, whole (cut), breasts, wings, drumsticks, wings, thighs. Pork cuts: pork chops, brats, sausage, roasts, bacon, ham steaks. Beef: ground beef and patties. All meat products are raised naturally with no growth hormones.

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

Food & Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): seasonal produce (pie pumpkins, sweet and hot peppers, zucchini and tomatillos). Sunchokes/Jersulalem artichokes….a great potato substitute and full of nutrients, including iron, potassium, thiamin, and insulin (a diabetic friendly carb). A variety of dried herbs for fall and winter seasoning of soups, stews, roasts and savory dishes. Healthy snacks including organically grown dried apple granola, and hand pies as well as pumpkin loaf. “Better than Good Buckeyes” will be available. And Katie has new goat milk soaps, with a special twist!

WindFlower Farm (Elaine Anschutz): assorted baked goods and culinary mixes. Elaine also has info on the Fayette County Dog Shelter.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (Julie Mosny and David Persinger): local raw honey, half-bushels of McIntosh apples, assorted fruit pies, pumpkin cookies, cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns, jams/jellies (NEW: no added sugar rhubarb, cherry, and strawberry-rhubarb jams), and Texas sheet cakes.

What nots & Fancies & Whims, Oh My!!! (Mary Sanderson): garden stakes, dessert/snack stands and centerpieces, hand-painted tile art, coasters, magnets and pendant necklaces.

Mary’s This & That (Mary Ford): peanut butter fudge, Hawaiian banana bread, apple butter bread, pineapple upside down cakes, cookies, catnip toys, small dog hats, goose outfits, lavender dream pillows, concrete stepping stones, magnetic jewelry and much more.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers Market