A celebration of food at Saturday’s Market

By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers Market

Edwin Stauffer’s produce line, which is new to the Fayette County Farmers Market.

Edwin Stauffer’s produce line, which is new to the Fayette County Farmers Market.

In keeping with this week’s designation as Ohio Local Foods Week and National Farmers Market Week, your local market vendors are offering a variety of “tasting stations” this Saturday at the Fayette County Farmers Market.

From super sweet local watermelons, chicken and veggie kabobs on the grill, to artisan breads with dipping oils, our vendors are serving it this weekend. Rounding out the local food celebration will be Denise Rhodes in a Dan’s Deli food truck serving breakfast selections for your morning enjoyment. 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. 20th 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 a.m. 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): This week we’ll have watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, green and candy onions, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, an assortment of peppers, tomatoes (cherry and slicing), garlic, chorizo and sweet Italian chicken links, chicken breasts, wings, whole chickens and brown eggs. We will be grilling and sampling chicken and veggie kabobs.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): green beans, red and Yukon Gold potatoes, red and orange cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, homemade pies (cherry, peach and apple). Pineapple upside down cake (which we will be sampling) and iced sugar cookies.

Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): Watermelons are the sweetest ever this year. Hot and dry weather conditions have ripened them to perfection. Taste samples will be provided for both the red and yellow seedless varieties and one seeded watermelon variety. We will have seedless watermelon, Crenshaw melons, cantaloupe, a lot of the super sweet white and bi-color corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet bell peppers and jalapeños.

Keypoint Farm (Edwin Stauffer and family): heirloom cherry tomatoes, okra, habaneros, jalapenos, and ALL other seasonal produce!

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

Jim Dandy’s (Jim Brigner): hand-crafted utility and decorative wood items.

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, cucumbers, kale, cherry tomatoes, candy onions, zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash, popcorn, local honey, and baked goods.

Your Other Mother’s Kitchen(Don and Sara Creamer): artisan breads, whole wheat brownie tarts, and bran muffin tops. We will be sampling breads and dipping oils, as well as muffins.

Garland Farms (Joe Garland): sweet corn.

Wood by DW (Debbie Welch): primitive wood home décor items.

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): seasonal produce and some baked goods.

Tupperware by Leah (Leah Thomas): bringing an assortment of Tupperware and you may also order from the catalog. Also, if anyone has any chipped, cracked, peeling or broken Tupperware it could be covered under the lifetime warranty. Bring it in so we can order a replacement.

Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): corn hole boards, corn hole bags, small tables, slab bench, washer toss games, yard yahtzee, yard darts and other quality wood craft items.

L&L Natural Products by Julie (Julie Carter): wool and alpaca dryer balls, detergents, bar soap and other bath and body products.

Whatnots & Whims, by Mary (Mary Sanderson): Unique art pieces designed to bring a touch of fun and whimsy to your home, porch/patio, or garden. Garden art and centerpieces are made from up-cycled glass, ceramic, and china pieces. Hand-painted tiles (painted on glazed and natural stone and marble) can be used as coasters, magnets, and as table or wall art. Last week for “Fun in the Sun” art. Fall designs coming soon!

Greens and Greenery (Katrina Bush): tomato sampling, heirloom and unusual varieties including Matt’s wild cherry and blue gold cherry tomatoes. Will have kale and other seasonal produce. Annual and perennial plants for sale including rosemary and lavender, oregano, lemon mint and lemon verbena, Gloriosa daisy and “wheat grass.” “My Grandmother’s Caramel Corn” for sale and sampling.

White Oak Farm (Luann Jackson): sweet corn, jellies, fresh flowers, seasonal produce and herbal products.

Chilcote Farms (Marlene Chilcote): local honey, caramels and cookies.

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.

Edwin Stauffer’s produce line, which is new to the Fayette County Farmers Market.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/08/web1_Edwins.jpgEdwin Stauffer’s produce line, which is new to the Fayette County Farmers Market.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers Market