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THE FAYETTE COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET ASSOCIATION:

Kevin Gerhardt, President

Jon Jones, Vice President

David Persinger, Secretary-Treas.

Katrina Bush, Director-at-Large #1

Don Creamer, Director-at-Large #2

DAVID PERSINGER,  MARKET MANAGER 

 

                                          

      The first Fayette County Farmers’ Market appeared in the summer of 2001.  It was organized by Carol Sowers, then of the local Extension Offices on US 22.  She was assisted by Brad Bergefurd of the Piketon OSU Extension Offices.  In fact, the first markets were held in the local Extension Offices parking lot on US 22.  In the ensuing years others from the local Extension Office organized the yearly market  including but not limited to Christie Wilt, Tyler Brown, Linda Morgan, Kim Stover and the Master Gardeners of Fayette County.  We are grateful to all those who persevered to maintain a market in our county every year.  In 2007, the Market moved to its present location in the City Municipal Parking Lot on the corner of East Street and South Main in Downtown Washington Court House.  In 2010, the participating vendors sought to form a cooperative association that would serve to operate the Market in such a way as to hold the vendors and Association responsible for its day-to-day (season to season) activities.  

      In 2009,  records indicate there were 15 full-time vendors and 11 part-time vendors.  In 2010, there were 22 full-time vendors, 2 “member” business entities, and 2 part-time vendors AND we extended our Market Season by a total of three months.  The Washington Court House Record-Herald has generously provided weekly coverage of Market activities. 

      Our goal is to bring  the community locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables offered for sale by the very grower that produced them.  In addition, vendors will have for sale local honey, fresh eggs and fresh frozen chicken and assorted pork cuts, homemade breads, pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, and jams and jellies.   Potted seasonal vegetables and flowers are also offered.   Several local artists and craftsman have brought their wares to the Market for sale.

FRESH FOOD, LESS TRAVELED…….EAT LOCAL

      Locally grown food tastes and looks better.  Local food is more nutritious.  Local food is safe…  local farmers take pride in the product and hope that the customer will return each week.  Local food sales support local family and local food builds community.

       Why wake up early and venture out when grocery stores carry any and everything?  The reason a lot of people come is that it’s fun!  You get the opportunity to talk to the farmers and exchange stories, recipes, cooking advice, and even try new produce.   Stay tuned to the posts on the home page of this site for exciting details of events yet to be announced for our 2015 season!

OUR MARKET ACCEPTS CASH, DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS, EBT SNAP CARDS, and SEVERAL VENDORS ACCEPT WIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLE VOUCHERS AND SFMNP (SENIOR PRODUCE COUPONS)

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