Pumpkins and gourds to appear at Market

By David Persinger - Fayette County Farmers’ Market

Pumpkins, decorative and other gourds are beginning to show up at the market along with a few other fall items.

Be sure to check out Chilcote Farms’ homemade caramels! We wish to thank Debra, Hilda and Mary once again for their season-long volunteer service and support of the Fayette County Farmers’ Market and the activities the market engages in.

A big thanks also goes to Don and Sara Creamer, Fayette Co. Master Gardener Volunteers, for their efforts this season to supply the First Presbyterian Food Pantry with market produce. The Creamers have been securing produce donations from our vendors (and home gardeners), weighing it and taking it to the pantry for distribution to the food insecure. So far, they have collected over 400 pounds of fresh produce!

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): green beans, red onions, zucchini, yellow squash, an assortment of peppers, tomatoes (Romas, slicing, cherry), cucumbers, chicken patties, breasts, wings, sweet Italian and chorizo chicken links, whole chickens and brown eggs.

Keypoint Farm (Edwin Stauffer and family): very large assortment of seasonal produce!

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.

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

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): greasy beans, cherry tomatoes, local honey, jams/jellies, assorted fruit pies, cinnamon rolls, 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, cherry crumb cake, apple crumb cake, and pumpkins.

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

Greens and Greenery (Katrina Bush): live herbs, including rosemary, lavender, cilantro, and wheat grass for the health of our feline friends. Matt’s Wild Cherry tomatoes and kale. Homemade granola sweetened lightly with honey and molasses (pecan/raison/apricot and walnut/sunflower/coconut/ cranberry). Light and moist pumpkin scones with fresh cooked pumpkin (these freeze well). Caramel corn with and without peanuts. And right in time for the OSU football season…..”Better than Good Buckeyes” and Krispie Rice peanut butter balls.

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

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

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

By David Persinger

Fayette County Farmers’ Market