Extending the season: Bath Farmers Market continues till month’s end
Bath Farmers Market CEO Sarah Fulton and market board member Carol Bear-Heckman heralded the 2020 regular season a success on its final day Sept. 25 - but farmers market enthusiasts can rejoice, for board members decided to extend the market through October.
In October, the market is open 2:30-5:30 p.m., with fall themes each week.
Planned events include an autumn wreath making event 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9, easy football tailgate party food recipes Oct. 16, a scarecrow contest Oct. 23 (bring yours by 3 p.m. and judging starts 5 p.m.) and a costume party and trick or treat Oct. 30.
Some of the vendors involved are Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits LLC, Chartier Farms and Healthy Delight Cooking Oils.
Fulton and the board, which also includes Tracy Carmen, questioned vendors to learn if they wanted to extend an already successful season into October.
Twin Maple Farms, of Bath, has already said it cannot participate in October due to having to harvest crops.
“We’ll be out in the fields bringing in the crops all October,” Garry Hunsicker said.
Garry Hunsicker and his son Steven operate the farm, founded in 1938 by Garry’s grandfather Earl and continued by his father, Ray. The Hunsickers are proud to sell the wide variety of vegetables they grow on their 250-acre farm. A big hit at the market, they offered potatoes, onions, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, cabbage and more.
Visit twinmaplefarmspa.com for more information.
In a phenomenal stand display, Jen Delorenzo, owner of The Curious Plantaholic, offered numerous, beautiful live plants for purchase. Delorenzo is opening a plant boutique this November in Nazareth. Visit curiousplantaholic.com for details.
For more information about other vendors at the market, check out Mystical World Creations at facebook.com/mysticworldcreations and Eve’s Angels Candles at evesangelscandles.com. Additional stands included Cattle Creek Farms of Nazareth, Bath Cub Scout Pack 33 led by Cubmaster Theresa Hosking and Gourmet Peanut Butter ’n More, owned by Dave Diaz.
Bear-Heckman staffed the hot dog grilling area during customer appreciation day Sept. 25.
The general consensus among those involved was Bath Farmers Market ended its regular 2020 season on a high note.
For more information on the farmers market, visit the Facebook page.