Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market Resumes May 7



Farmers Market vendor Wayne Spray prepares for market shoppers

MOUNT VERNON – Outdoor shopping returns downtown as the Mount Vernon Farmers Market opens the 2022 season Saturday, May 7, on the Public Square from 9 a.m. to noon.  Vendors will be placed on both sides of the sidewalks and on the perimeters of the square.

More than 25 vendors will offer locally grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Shoppers will also find eggs, honey, breads, gluten free baked goods, nut brittle, maple syrup, goat milk soap, unique jellies and more.

Market Coordinator Marty Trese said, “We’re thrilled to welcome vendors selling eggs, beef, pork, and lamb this year. And our long time produce vendors have been busy planting and preparing for the growing season.”

The market enriches the community by providing shoppers the opportunity to interact with those who grow their food.  Local food is fresher, better for the environment, has less waste and plastic packaging, and improves the local economy.

The market prides itself on encouraging shoppers of all income levels to participate. SNAP incentives are available as well as Produce Perks, WIC, and programs for seniors. The popular Eat Fresh, Eat Local program from the Knox County Task Force for Older Adults will begin in June. Stop by the market information booth for details on these incentive programs.

Parking will be available around the square and in nearby lots.

2022 vendors include:

Sue’s Herbs and Jellies Eva Brisker Glen Hill Orchard
M & M Sugar Shack Angry Acres Sweet Grass Dairy
Honey Bee Acres Moxley Family Produce Bel House Farms
Wesco Produce Sweets on Saratoga Nimby Acre Fiber Art
The Least of These Nunda Valley Produce Lucky 13 Kettle Corn
Veggies and Eggs by Dan Gleeson Acres Hopewell Farm
Green Valley Sweet Corn Community Roots Bee Kind Acres
Yankee Street Garlic Knox Berry Farm Green Valley Acres
Simply Sweets Sigler Bakery Knead More Bread
Jules Jams Grace Farmstead

The Mount Vernon Farmers Market is governed by a board of directors in conjunction with Ohio State University Extension, Knox County.  For more information contact Market Coordinator Marty Trese at (740) 501-7019 or by email at Farmersmarketmountvernon@gmail.com. Follow the market on Facebook and Instagram. The Mount Vernon Farmers Market is a member of the Ohio Farmers Market Coalition.

 

Information courtesy of the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market