Wash. Co. Farmers Market

Washington County Farmers’ Market News release for week of Sept 6, 2014

With the coming and passing of Labor Day, many say that is the end of summer, The possible passing of a non-typical summer as far as gardens are concern; the cool nights and below normal days changed the growing patterns of many of our favorites this summer. Okra just did not grow well, corn was weeks late and tomatoes have been slow to ripen. Recent cooler snaps have even made the ‘Mums’ flower weeks earlier than normal. It has been a summer without the droughts of years passed and with rainfall coming just about right. All these factors have made it difficult to predict just what will be at the weekly markets, only safe way is to come to Market and see what is available and adjust your menus accordingly.

September is always a transition month for Farm Markets, with summer gardens finishing up and fall gardens just not quite ready yet, but this year has not been a typical year. We are very surprised that the summer wares seems to be holding very strong and some fall greens, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins already showing up on vendor tables.
Washington County Farmers’ Market is going ugly, First Saturday in September (6th) is designated “ugly day” at the market. Everyone is always talking about our big beautiful produce and we just want to show that we have “ugly” produce also, so come see if they can produce “ugly “. As always the contest are open to all vendors and public, so bring any ugly produce and join the computation! There will be a display table and market president Craig Akers and market manager Wayne Nicholson will do the judging, our two experts on “ugly”.

Washington County Farmers’ Market is still a great place to be “ugly” Saturday mornings at 8:30 am (Washington County Fair Grounds parking lot, just across the creek on Market Street). Stop by and talk gardening with the farmer/gardeners and see for yourself what the Washington County Farmers’ Market is really all about!

Thank you for supporting your Washington County Farmers’ Market
Jack Stephenson, Assistant Market Manager