Farmer’s market up and running on Rt. 6
BY MICHAEL WINTERMUTE
Wyoming County Press Examiner
The Wyoming County Cooperative Farmer’s Market is back in season on Rt. 6 east between town and Shadowbrook.
The market is organized by the cooperative’s president, Mark Field of Grassy Ridge Farms of Noxen, and has been active for almost eight years in different locations.
Those looking for fresh produce, bread and jams can visit the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It started this season on July 21 and will run until Thanksgiving.
“Everything we sell is locally produced, and of course changes with the seasons,” Field said.
While fresh fruits and vegetables are being sold during the summer, the focus will shift to peaches, apples, pumpkins and even apple cider come September.
Don Koons, who farms out of Newton and specializes in orchard fruits, said the market supports more vendors on the weekend.
Apart from Field and Koons, Jerry Michaels sells produce and another local man sells fresh bread.
Furthermore, the market accepts a type of voucher usually made available to senior citizens in the area.
The Farmer’s Market Nutritional Program and the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutritional Program allocate money to state government to provide voucher checks to low-income seniors, women and children which can be exchanged for produce at the farmer’s market.
IN PHOTO: Jean Carter exchanges with Jeff Kioske and Dawn Madden with Courtney Crispell for Don Koon’s produce. Farm-grown produce exclusively from Wyoming County will be available until Thanksgiving. STAFF PHOTOS/MICHAEL WINTERMUTE