Warren Farmers' Market Reopens on June 14, 2014
WHAT: Fruit, vegetables, baked goods, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, eggs, maple syrup, jelly, jam, candy, gourmet dog treats, salsa, and a variety of meats and meat products.
WHEN: The Warren Farmers' Market is open Saturday mornings, 8:00am until noon, from June 14 through the end of October.
WHERE: New location this year! Market will be located on 200th block Liberty Street in downtown Warren, PA. There is free parking in the municipal lot.
Warren Farmers' Market .. 39th Year of a Warren Tradition
Source: Steppin' out in Kinzua Country, June 2013
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 teh same location at the Mid-town Parking Lot nearest Second Street at the usual time of 8:00am 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 another.
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 Arborist.
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 information.
Shippers will find vendors in their usual sports 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:
Tips for Canning & Freezing
- National Center for Home Food Preservation - FreshPreserving.com
- Home Food Preservation: Resources for Safe Food Preservation at Penn State University
- How to Preserve Food by Drying
Jewel's Baked Goods and Produce
4 - Hen Farm
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 will offer canned goods, jellies, pickles, sauerkraut, applesauce, eggs, garden veggies, herbs & home soaps.
Michele & Mike Miranda
Michele and Mike Miranda are offering produce, plants, canned goods, sauces, enchilada dinners and herbs.
Josie offers homemade biscotti in a variety of flavors and a wide selection of home canned items including wine an herb jellies.
First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church will offer baked goods, vegetables, and Equal Coffee.
Frair Haus sells perennials, herbs garlic, cut flowers and honey.
Sweet and Savory Farm
Sweet and 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 and 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, and honey.
Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market
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.