Kick off Labor Day Weekend at the Market!

We will kick off the Fall season this Labor Day weekend with another great, warm, dry day at the Aurora Farmers Market.

Below is the list of vendors and other special guests who will be at the Farmers Market this week. Will we see YOU there?

 Byler’s Baked Goods makes delicious breads, pies, turnovers, cookies, sweet rolls, jams and jellies. Emma also sells homemade quilts.

Colgan Farms will sell locally grown, gourmet hardneck garlic varieties, as well as some handcraft items.  

Dragonfly Hill Farm offers vegetables, fruits, farm fresh brown eggs, and handmade alpaca wool crafts. Mark reports he will have peaches, red raspberries, blackberries, apples, melons, grapes, beets, potatoes, cucumbers, red cabbage, sweet bell peppers, summer and zucchini squash. Dragonfly is a participant in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, accepting WIC and Senior FMNP checks.  If you don’t know what this is, get information on the eligibility requirements for these nutritional support programs at the Farmers Market management booth.

Gimme Waffles by Seed Born Foods LLC will serve up delicious gluten-free waffles with homemade toppings, both sweet and savory, homemade dairy-free ice cream, and fudge.

Knob Hill Hog Farm offers USDA-certified lean pork products, including bacon, chops and roasts, all produced without antibiotics or hormones.

Kozlowski Honey will offer honey, cut comb honey, plus a few garden vegetables including shallots, peppers, and a few tomatoes.

Red Head Ranch Soaps makes a variety of handmade, all natural, cold process goat milk soaps and vegan Castile soaps, scented with essential oils.

Ridge Run Garlic will have soft stem Italian red and hard stem Austrian clove garlic and garlic braids, great for gift-giving.

San Pedro Sister Community Project volunteers will sell brightly colored bags and hammocks handmade by the artisans from the San Pedro community in El Salvador. Some of the volunteers just returned from a trip visiting the San Pedro community and brought back a new assortment of hammocks ($65) and bags. As a fundraiser for the San Pedro community, the local volunteers also sell Equal ExchangeÔ  Fair Trade-certified coffees (whole bean and ground), tea, cocoa, chocolate bars, and almonds.

Sonny’s Best Farms will have three varieties of summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and eggplant.

This Pot’s For You makes useful and decorative household items out of stoneware pottery.

New vendor this week:

Stewarts Corners Farm will offer corn, green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeño peppers, pumpkins, squashes, cucumbers, peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

Special guest joining us this week:

 Look for the big chicken sign at the market! The Aurora Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand starting around 11:00AM to sell their delicious barbecued chicken halves. Halves are $6.00 each and advance reservations are highly recommended, as this is a popular local fundraiser – their chicken often sells out. Reservations can be sent via email to apbaurora@icloud.com (emails must be received by Friday evening) or by calling the firehouse after 7:00am on Saturday: 364-8590

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