The rain held off so it was a very enjoyable Saturday morning at the Washington County Farmers Market. This market is a graceful blend of small town traditions and exalts (17 years) heritage and hospitality! Truly area farmers/gardeners providing home grown freshness to their friends and neighbors. They invite you to take a leisurely stroll along the vendor row, and talk to the farmers. Part of the excitement of the market is seeing what is available and freshest this week.
Thanks to the steady line of customer most of the vendors sold out of fresh vegetables but there was jellies, jams, plants, meat and “Big Brown” eggs. Lettuce and garlic was added to the market last week, greens and onions should be soon and some hints that strawberries will be available (in limited supply) this week. However this could be the last week for landscape plants.
If you are a grower that has fresh vegetables, now would be a great time to join the WCFM. Please call or stop by for information, Washington County Purdue Extension 806 Martinsburg Rd., Suite 104, Salem, IN 47167-5907, Phone: (812) 883-4601 (812) 883-4616 Fax: (812) 883-3988
Rumor has it that this may be the week for the first tomato to be entered and receive a $5.00 ‘recorded setting’ certificate to the market. It was said that the grower might get more than that if they auctioned-off the homegrown jewel. Remember this years winner will be paid $20.00 per pound for the winning tomato.
Nestled in the Washington County Fair grounds Parking lot, we are centrally and conveniently located just a few blocks east of the beautiful Salem Square and will be open 8:30 am to 12; 30 pm Saturday May 25th. Come on by and let’s talk “country”.
President Craig Akers has introduced New FB page for the Washington County Farmers Market.
He says, “ will be updating what is available each Saturday as soon as the market opens”. Check it out!