Market in full swing Saturday

By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers’ Market

In addition to the seasonal harvest of sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, tomatoes, squash, assorted peppers, green beans and other produce, Tom McMurray will be at the market to sharpen your garden tools, from axes and mattocks to clippers and loppers.

Miller’s Donut Truck will be here and so will Denise’s “Dan’s Deli” food truck. Market manager David will have information on and can process ticket orders for Fayette County’s FIRST “Farm to Fork” dinner to be held this Saturday, Aug. 20 at Garland Farms. This annual community dinner event also serves as a fundraiser 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 Fayette County Farmers’ 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): sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes (slicing, cherry), assortment of peppers, green beans, garlic, onions, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, brown eggs, chorizo and sweet Italian chicken links, chicken breast, wings and whole chickens.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): slicing tomatoes (red and orange), red and orange cherry tomatoes, red and Yukon potatoes, homemade pies and cookies.

Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): red, yellow and orange seedless watermelon, large red seeded watermelon, Crenshaw melons, cantaloupe, 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 MOST other seasonal produce!

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

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.

Forgotten Way Farm (Cathy Ludi): THERAPEUTIC GRADE essential oils, homemade lye soap, lip balms, bath salts, laundry soaps and wooden signs.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (David Persinger, Julie P Mosny): cherry tomatoes, garden tomatoes, few greasy beans (just starting), assorted peppers including cubanelle, poblano, jalapeno and holy mole, 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): zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, cucumbers, kale, cherry tomatoes, candy onions, tomatoes, green tomatoes, baked goods, and cold drinks.

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

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): peach bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, Buckeye nuggets, zucchini, sweet corn, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, watermelon and tomatoes.

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

By Thy Hand (Mark and Lori Chrisman): crates made from recycled pallets, angel food cakes, many assorted mini breads including pepperoni, cinnamon, zucchini, strawberry banana, and mild pepper rings.

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. Lots of new designs! New pendants. New garden art and centerpieces 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. Daisies, meadows, pumpkins, whimsical and abstract art pieces.

Greens and Greenery (Katrina Bush): seasonal produce including Matt’s Wild Cherry & Blue Gold cherry tomatoes. Annual and perennial plants including rosemary and lavender. Caramel corn and granola also available.

Chilcote Farms (Marlene Chilcote): local honey.

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.

Tom’s Tool Shed (Tom McMurray): sharpening for all your garden/yard tools.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers’ Market