Local sweet corn arrives at Market


Donut makers at the Fayette County Farmers Market, The Millers.

The first sweet corn of the season was at the Fayette County Farmers Market last week, but in a very limited quantity. More is coming this Saturday but the overcast, cool and rainy days have delayed maturing of the kernels of what was a successful early planting.

Thanks to all who came last week on the morning of July 4. Great weather and a good crowd kept us in a grand summer holiday mood, and many thanks to Matt of Streetside 62 for preparing and serving up those wonderful tacos with ingredients sourced from our farmers.

This week our volunteers will be sampling products from two more of our vendors, Katrina Bush and Alana Walters & Beth Day. Julie Carter of L&L Natural Products will also be at the market with her line of home produced products.

The Market is located in the municipal parking lot on the corner of S. Main and E. East streets and as always, SNAP EBT food benefit cards and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Vendors expected this Saturday include (among others who did not know as of yet):

Gerhardt’s (Kevin Gerhardt): sweet corn, broccoli, beets and squash.

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

BYE Gardens (Brian and Elaine Yoder): tomatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, green beans, kale, cinnamon rolls, peanut butter cookies, sweet breads and local honey.

Engeti (Beth Day and Alana Walters): cinnamon rolls, pies, cobblers, cookies, and noodles and rolls.

Dowdell’s Apiary (Benjamin Dowdell and family): assorted honey and honey related products.

Jones Farm Fresh Produce (Jon and Taylor Jones): green beans, green onions, candy onions, cabbage, zucchini and yellow squash, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and brown eggs. We will also bring fresh (not frozen) whole chickens along with the frozen chickens.

Rachel’s Flour Shoppe (Rachel McClish): assorted fruit pies, sheet cakes and cookies. Call Rachel at 740-572-0038 by Friday morning for special orders.

What nots & Fancies & Whims, Oh My!!! (Mary Sanderson): garden stakes, dessert/snack stands and centerpieces, hand-painted tile art, coasters, magnets and pendant necklaces.

L&L Natural Products (Julie Carter): alpaca fleece dryer balls, home produced laundry detergent, soaps, scrubs, lip balms and lotions, make-up remover, body moisturizer, face toner and bug repellent spray.

Persinger Produce & Cottage Food (Julie Mosny and David Persinger): (Julie is out this week) assorted jams/jellies, zucchini bread and Texas sheet cakes.

Mary’s This & That (Mary Ford): Hawaiian banana bread, apple butter bread, zesty lemon cookies, sugar cookies, catnip toys, scarlet/gray dog sweaters, new goose outfits, microwave potholders, and more handmade items for home and garden.

Shady Grove Farms (Harold and Kelly Dillon): seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, jams/jellies, and pork cuts.

The Buttery (Lincoln Wilson): a variety of baked goods and breads.

DJ’s Farm (Dennis Anschutz): zucchini squash, cabbage, Hungarian peppers, potatoes, apple cake, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread and cookies, buckeye confections, and jams.

Food & Habitat Farm (Katrina Bush): seasonal produce, raspberry “faux fried” hand pies, granola and peanut butter cookies, and focaccia (whole wheat, rosemary and garlic with asagio cheese), “fruit and vegetable” purses, “Midnight Brownies” (made with black beans!) for sampling and sale, and autographed copies of Mary Lou Shaw’s book, Growing Local Foods.

Self-made Primitives (Ben Self): wood crafts including primitive styled benches, cabinets, assorted trays, chalk boards, bug barns, wine cabinet and a wine wall shelf with glass holder, and front porch checker tables.

Dale’s Crafts (Dale Butler): tractor, motorcycle and school bus flower boxes, flower stands, wishing well, herb garden box, hanging flower box, slab bench, washer toss games, cornhole games, cornhole bags and other wood craft items.

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