Is your favorite produce at the Market?

By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers Market

Most of the county’s favorite produce is currently available at the Fayette County Farmers Market.

From several varieties of sweet corn and different melons, to green beans, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, squash and beets, we are still waiting on watermelon! And I understand they are “just around the corner,” like next weekend?! We are saying farewell to Gluten Free Goodies (Rachael Craig) after this market as this fine baker has other obligations for the remainder of the year. Hope to see them next year!

Market manager David will have information on and can process ticket orders for Fayette County’s FIRST “Farm to Fork” dinner to be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at Garland Farms. This annual community dinner event also serves as a fund raiser for Fayette County service agencies. This year’s dinner proceeds will benefit the Hospice of Fayette County Expanding our Heart program.

The following list contains the names and products of the vendors that expect to set up for the Saturday Market. The market 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. SNAP EBT food benefit cards and credit/debit cards are accepted. We are offering a new program called veggie SNAPS and it permits those who use a SNAP EBT card for food items to receive matching dollar tokens (one for one) for additional fruits and vegetables! It’s a BOGO for fruit and vegetables, up to $10 EVERY market day! Be sure to ask David about the new veggie SNAPS produce program for SNAP EBT cards.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): The meat freezer is fully stocked again! We have chorizo and sweet Italian chicken links, chicken breasts, wings, whole chickens, brown eggs, garlic, green beans, green and candy onions, patty pan squash, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes (slicing and cherry tomatoes).

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): green beans, sweet corn, beets, red and Yukon gold potatoes, red and orange cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes and peach, apple and pecan pies, iced sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and pineapple upside down cake.

Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): cantaloupe, honeydew, Crenshaw melons, white and bi-color sweet corn, tomatoes including the heirlooms Cherokee purple and brandywine, cucumbers, assorted peppers.

Strahler’s Berry Farm (Peggy Strahler): BLACKBERRIES and tomatoes.

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

Rachel’s Flour Shoppe (Rachel McClish): assorted fruit pies, sheet cakes, and cookies.

Bridgeview Farm (Hunter Rohrer): seasonal produce (sweet corn, tomatoes and onions) and Martin’s breads and rolls.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger, Julie P Mosny): local honey, jams/jellies (most varieties back in stock now!), assorted fruit pies, cinnamon rolls, and Texas sheet cakes.

B.Y.E. Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): tomatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, cherry tomatoes, candy onions, zucchini, yellow squash, green tomatoes, celery, baked goods, popcorn, local honey and Justin’s sunflowers.

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): Buckeye nuggets, pumpkin bread, peach bread, zucchini bread, zucchini cookies, zucchini, green beans, and BLACKBERRIES.

Greens and Greenery (Katrina Bush): potted plants including wheat grass, rosemary and lavender. Minibel tomatoes, herbs, annual and perennial flowering plants including rhubarb. Seasonal produce, including Matt’s wild cherry tomatoes, and “treats” (granola, rosemary/garlic or pesto focaccia, caramel corn).

Gluten Free Goodies (Rachael Craig): brownies, asst. cookies, lemon bars, blueberry muffins, pound cake and handmade lotions and lip balms.

White Oak Farm (Luann Jackson): sweet corn and other seasonal produce, fresh herbs, jams and jellies.

Chilcote Farms (Marlene Chilcote): local honey, caramels, hickory nut cake, monkey bread, and sweet corn.

Engeti (Beth Day and Alana Walters): fair trade coffee, noodles, pies, cobblers, cinnamon rolls, bread and rolls, cookies and cakes. FLAVORED SHAVED ICE for heat relief!

Mary’s This ‘n That (Mary Ford): pineapple-banana bread, apple butter bread, peanut butter fudge, pineapple upside down cake, flax crackers, catnip toys, dog sweaters, large and small goose dresses, fabric coasters and more.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers Market