Watermelon, tomatoes and peppers at Market

By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers’ Market

This week watermelon is in high harvest. Ask Kevin about his special on seedless watermelons. And Jeff King has been digging potatoes, ask about his deal on potatoes. Denise’s “Dan’s Deli” food truck will also be serving up some morning snacks and coffee.

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, green beans, red onions, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, cucumbers, tomatoes (slicing and cherry), an assortment of peppers, brown eggs, chicken breasts, chorizo and sweet Italian chicken links. *WING Sale- just in time for the Labor Day weekend* And we are adding to our chicken product line, chicken patties starting Saturday, Aug. 27.

King Farms (Jeff and Sandi King): red and Yukon Gold potatoes, red and orange cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, homemade peach, apple, cherry, and pecan pies, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies. POTATO SALE!

Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): red, yellow and orange seedless watermelon, large red seeded watermelon, Crenshaw melons, cantaloupe, spaghetti squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet bell peppers and jalapeños. SEEDLESS WATERMELON SALE!

Keypoint Farm (Edwin Stauffer and family): heirloom cherry tomatoes, okra, habaneros, jalapenos, and MOST 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.

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

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

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.

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

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, sweet corn, blackberries, peaches, pumpkins, watermelon and tomatoes.

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

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. New designs! New hand-painted pendants with your choice of chain or key ring. Garden art and centerpieces made from up-cycled glass, ceramic, and china pieces. Hand-painted tiles (painted on glazed, natural stone and marble tiles) that can be used as coasters, or as table/wall art.

Greens and Greenery (Katrina Bush): live plants including rosemary, lavender, cilantro, Echinacea (purple cone flower), perennial daisies, hostas, and wheat grass for the health of our indoor feline friends. Pumpkin scones (from organically home grown pumpkin), rice crispy treats, and caramel corn. “Matt’s Wild” and “Blue Gold” cherry tomatoes will be for sale.

Chilcote Farms (Marlene Chilcote): local honey, caramels, and hickory nut cake.

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, pork and bean bread, peanut butter fudge, apple cider spice cake, flax crackers, catnip toys, dog sweaters, large and small goose dresses, fabric coasters and more.

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers’ Market