Another beautiful fall day at the Market…

The weather forecast is for another great, warm, dry early Fall day at the Aurora Farmers Market. Come by, come buy!

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

Aurora Ridge Gardens– A variety of fruit and vegetables including green beans.

BooRadleys Garden offers fresh a wide assortment of veggies and fruits – they will possibly have peaches and pears, apples, grapes. BooRadley’s Garden 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.

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 handcrafted items.

Dragonfly Hill Farm offers vegetables, fruits, farm fresh brown eggs, and handmade alpaca wool crafts. Mark reports that this week, he will have last-of-the-season peaches, apples, grapes, Asian pears, broccoli, Roma tomatoes, potatoes, butternut squash, garlic, onions, and red bell peppers. Dragonfly is also a participant in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, accepting WIC and Senior FMNP checks.

Green Door Woodshop will be back with a variety of handmade wood products including plant stands, baskets, key holders, bird houses, and signs.

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

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 Austrian Hard stem and Spicy Italian Red Soft stem braids and loose garlic, equally great for cooking or 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 Exchange  Fair Trade-certified coffees (whole bean and ground), tea, cocoa, chocolate bars, and almonds.

Sonny’s Best Farms will have a variety of vegetables, including some unique varieties.

Stewarts Corners Farm will offer a wide variety of fresh, farm-grown vegetables.

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

Note: Gimme Waffles is taking this week off from our market, but Julie plans to be back next week with her gluten-free waffles with all sorts of delicious toppings, ice cream, and fudge.

The Aurora Farmers Market is a project of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment and Wells College. The 2016 season Farmers Market manager is a Wells student, Shania Dauphinais ’18. Joining Shania to help out at the market is Fall Market Intern Elizabeth Reeve ’17.

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