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Farmers Market reopens this week

By Staff | Apr 2, 2010

Pep and Bounce is back! Dylan Balliett of Fresh and Local CSA installs a new “Pep and Bounce” sign for the SFMA’s Burma Shave-style advertisement along W.Va. 230. Photo by Dylan Balliett

The pep and bounce of locally produced foods comes back to Shepherdstown this Saturday!

The Shepherdstown Farmers Market will open for the 2010 growing season this Saturday, April 3, at 9 a.m. The market is a well known source of fresh local produce and meats and other items for the Easter Sunday dinners of Shepherdstonians. The market, which convenes behind the library on King Street, will subsequently be open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until late December of this year. The Speakeasy boys will provide musical entertainment at the market.

Established in 1991, the Shepherdstown Farmers Market will offer a wide selection of quality local produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, honey, and preserved foods like jams and pestos throughout the market season.

The market starts small in the early spring but will feature over 20 vendors at the height of the growing season before again tapering down to a few vendors in the colder months.

Among the vendors who will be offering their goods this Saturday are:

Jimi Foltz (Peace in the Valley Farm) – Bedding Plants and more.

Erland Smith (New Hope Farm)- Salad mix

Maura Balliett (Fresh & Local CSA) – Spinach, farm fresh eggs, goat cheese, collards, kale, etc.

Tomahawk Gardens – Perennials, trees, and shrubs.

Inge Ledden (The Cottage of Herbs) – Gourmet Herbal Vinegars, Herb Seasoning Blends, Loose Dried Herbs and Spices, Herb Bean Soup Mixes, Pasta Mix, New!! Dipping Oil Spices, Loose Herb Teas, and Pickled Danish Cucumbers.

Dan and Joslyn Noland (Middleway Farm) – Will have violas, pansies, herbs and houseplants.

Danny Rohrer – Meat, Eggs, Jams

Michael and Chrissy James (Blueberry Hill Farm) – Vegetables

Muscial enterainment at this Saturday’s market will include The Speakeasy Boys. Music starts around 11 a.m. and continues until the close of the market (at 1 pm). (If you’d like to provide enterainment, which need not be limited to musical entertainment, at a subsequent market, please contact Jimi Foltz at the market to schedule your performance.)

– Questions or comments about the Shepherdstown Farmers Market should be directed to co-Market Masters Jimi Foltz and/or Michael James. Find them at the market.