Farmers' Market . . .
39th Year of a Warren Tradition
Source: Steppin' Out in Kinzua Country,
Warren area residents have been
fortunate for the past 38 years to have the Farmers' Market as a source
of fresh foods. Vendors who produce vegetables, fruit, flowers and much
more assemble every Saturday morning during the summer and fall months
at the Mid-town Parking Lot.
The Market will open starting June
15 and will continue for twenty Saturdays until October 26. The
Market will be at the same location at the Mid-town Parking Lot nearest
Second Street at the usual time of 8:00 AM until noon.
"Buy Fresh - Buy Local" is a way to
reduce your carbon footprint. You can purchase vegetables and
fruits from the people who produce them. You can also purchase
organically grown produce, meats, and eggs.
Also fresh baked breads, rolls, cookies, and cakes are ever so tempting.
You can purchase plants of different
sorts, from herbs to tomatoes to beautiful
perennials. Gorgeous fresh cut flowers are a delight to take home
to cheer a friend or relative.
Vendors offer home canned relishes,
jellies, jams, salsas and more. If you don't can but enjoy freshly
made goods, this is a great place to shop for yourself or a gift for
When shopping at the Warren Farmers'
Market, you are supporting local producers and in most cases purchasing
from the actual person who produced the goods. With the exception
of 3 vendors, all vendors are from Warren County. In addition to county
vendors, items will be sold by
Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market,
Small Meadows Farm and Frair Haus Greenhaus and Gardens, Tom Frair,
owner of the Greenhaus and Garden business, is also the City of Warren's
The Market vendors will be
sponsoring two giveaways this season. If you purchase $5 or more
in goods from one vendor you get a chance towards a $25 gift
certificate. This season one certificate will be drawn weekly.
This certificate can be spent at any vendor or at a variety of vendors.
The Market vendors will also be giving a colorful market bag to shoppers
who spend $10 or more. These bags will be given while supplies last.
The Market is also a place to find
information and gardening advice from Penn State
Master Gardeners. The Master Gardeners will be at their
reserved location every other Saturday during the Market season.
Each time they will have a specific topic to highlight with displays and
Shoppers will find vendors in their
usual spots for another season. Several new vendors will be added
to compliment the offerings to be purchased. Following are several
but not all of the vendors you will find at the Market:
Jewel's Baked Goods and Produce
Judy's Home Grown Goodies
4 - Hen Farm
is owned and operated by sisters Linda, Billie Jo, Susan
Williams, and Wanda Kelley. They are in their 4th year of offering gourmet dog treats
and jerky, homegrown produce and herbs. They also have gluten free
treats for dogs with allergy issues. Their chicken eggs are from free
range pasture fed happy hens!
Paula Massa will offer canned goods,
jellies, pickles, sauerkraut, applesauce, eggs, garden veggies, herbs &
Michele & Mike Miranda are offering
produce, plants canned goods, sauces, enchilada dinners and herbs.
Josie Gerardi offers homemade
biscotti in a variety of flavors and a wide selection of home canned
items including wine and herb jellies
First Presbyterian Church will offer baked goods, vegetables, and
Frair Haus sells perennials, herbs
garlic, cut flowers and honey.
Savory Farm of Bear Lake has been a Farmers' Market vendor since
2001. They specialize in green beans and sweet corn, but also have most
other garden veggies. Suzanne & Brad Miller raise and sell pasture fed
all-natural beef. In the fall they often do fresh cider and home-made
kraut. They also have berries, eggs & honey.
Busti Cider Mill
and Farm Market will sell produce, cut flowers, fresh ground
organic flowers and whole wheat cereal. Small Meadow Farms offers
organic meats. They sell goat, beef and pork.
Tara Casey works her magic in the
kitchen and bakes wonderful treats, including cinnamon rolls.
You can visit Warren Farmers' Market
on the web at
www.WarrenAg.org/farmermaket.htm. This website is a project of the
Warren Future of Agriculture Task Force. Visit the website to find
more information concerning vendors and
agricultural producers. The Market is also on
Remember to come visit the Warren
Farmers' Market. Buy Fresh - Buy Local, meet friends, and enjoy
Saturday morning in Warren.
Farmers' Market is a member of
(Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture). Visit PASA's
Buy Fresh Buy Local
site for more information about local food sources.