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(Ad) Farmer's Market on the Square, Saturday, June 29, 2013

Berries!!! Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries even Gradyville Gooseberries this morning!

The Farmer's Market on the Square, open 8am-12pm noon CT, Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Special Guest at the Market this week: Amedisys Home Health: Beverly Curry RN, Patient Advocate, free blood pressure checks.

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By Barbara Armitage
Farmer's Market on the Square market coordinator. 270-250-2979

It's a really exciting day for us and our customers this week, the more of everything - including four new vendors! Berries are in. Tomatoes are in. We've got farm fresh, Adair County raised beef and pork just in time for July 4th grilling and to fill your freezers - salad fixings, and just about every summer vegetable you could want! Downtown has it all today. A place to shop and plan meals. Places to sit in the shade or under a canopy and just talk. Plenty of Parking. Flowers. The Fountain. Flags to remind us of the Fourth. And two sincere restaurants within a block. Places to rest and ample open restrooms. And who knows what impromptu entertainment will add to the excitement.


Here's some of what you can expect at the Farmer's Market on the Square for Saturday, June 21, 2013:

New to the market this week we welcome:
  • Danny & Debbie Burris of D&D Longview Angus - 270-250-3701 - Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries. Red and green cabbage, potatoes, crook neck squash and cucumbers
  • Joe Moore, Columbia, KY - Slingshots. Blue Bird Houses.
  • Ken Mooney - 270-250-3701 - First of the Season Green Beans, red ripe tomatoes as well as green tomatoes, red and white Potatoes, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Summer Squash and Zucchini
  • Chris Anderson of Sweet Bee - 270-634-1544 - Hand dipped Mayfield Ice Cream and more.
  • Mike Myers of M&W Milling - Locally raised Beef and Pork. Get your 4th of July steaks, Sirloin, Rib Eye, T-Bone, New York Strip and Filets. Stock up on Sausage to start you day off right in three flavors, mild, hot and mild with extra sage.

  • And regular vendors with new products and produce you've come to expect

  • Cynthia Hancock of Cindy's Bow's - Decorative Hair bows, flower clips headbands and accessories. New this week: Crochet Pot Holders and Dishcloths.
  • Darrell Bunnell of Coview Farm 270-384-5412 -
  • Caitlin Helm of Lonely Acre Farm 270-634-8207 - Fresh baked white and wheat bread, delishious sweet breads.
  • Terry Huff of Heavenly Homestead Cheese 270-250-2979 - Hand crafted whole milk natural cheeses. This week's cheeses are Cheddar, Smokehouse, Monterey Jack, Garlic and Herb, Colby, Havarti. Sampling this week Cheddar.
  • Barbara Armitage of Tucker's Station Farms 270-250-2979 - Blueberries, onions, fresh baked artisan Breads and Carrot cake. Blackberry, cold hardy Banana trees, Giant Elephant Ears and more.
  • Melinda Vetter of Artisan Bath and Body 270-864-2892 - Natural ingredient soaps and products to pamper yourself. 20% of all profits donated to local women's charities.
  • Dale Whittingham of Dales Miniatures 270-378-4859 - Hand crafted miniature barns, houses, historical buildings. Special orders taken to reproduce your home.
  • Jana Esch of Just Natural Products 270-378-1375 - All natural hand crafted skin care products and soaps. Beeswax candles, room scents and natural household cleaners.
  • Monica Thomas and Sandy Futch of Sinderella Sisters 270-932-6498 -
  • Unique handcrafted Jewelry including Steam Punk and Hardware, Honeysuckle Hanging Baskets. Louisiana Cypress Bird Feeders, Walking Sticks from the Falls of the Ohio, Original Art and more.
For more information on how to be a part of this exciting new market contact Barbara Armitage at 270-250-2979. The Farmer's Market is open Saturday 8am-12noon CT. We're on the way to everywhere - stop by and visit with us soon. - BARBARA ARMITAGE, Market Coordinator, 270-250-2979.


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(Ad) Locally grown blackberries in this cobbler



2013-06-29 - 104 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo - CM Staff photo. Farmer's Market on the Square offers fresh berries today. It's great when our vendors' products make it onto menus at local restaurants. This blackberry cobbler at TaP's is made with Gradyville blackberries, gathered by Danny and Debbie Burris, who will be at the Farmer's Market on the Square this morning with blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Tucker's Station Farms will offer blueberries and blackberries this morning. And Darrell Bunnell of Coview Farms, will have blueberries. Restaurants are encouraged to shop the Farmer's Market on the Square, too. We appreciate everyone, especially restaurants, who promote the great Tastes of Adair County. - Farmer's Market on the Square. Open today 8am-12pm CT, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
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Janie & Ken Mooney



2013-06-29 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square - Photo by Ed Waggener. Janie & Ken Mooney regular vendors at the Adair Farmers Market, a selling picture perfect produce this morning, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Farmer's Market on the Square, including green tomatoes, green beans, white potatoes, red potatoes, red ripe slicing tomatoes, and pickling and slicing cucumbers.
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Ice Cream Scoop at the ready at FM2.



2013-06-29 - Greensburg & Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Chris Anderson of Sweet Bee
had his scoop at the ready well before the opening of Farmers Market on the Square, Saturday, June 29, 2013. He sells just one thing from his mobile stand everybody is loving today: rich Mayfield Ice Cream, manufactured in Athens, Tennessee, and favored by many South Central Kentucky ice cream fans. He also has hotdogs, chips, and drinks. In addition to ready to eat street food, breakfast and lunches are available within a block of the weekly street fair.

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Cindy Bows: In regular Saturday location



2013-06-29 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square - Photo by Ed Waggener. Cynthia Hancock of Cindy's Bow's - has decorative hair bows, flower clips headbands and accessories. And, New this week: Crochet Pot Holders and Dishcloths. She keeps a regular spot, in a nice shady spot where regular weekly customers know to find her.
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Gradyville Growers bring lots to Farmers Market



2013-06-29 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square - Photo by Ed Waggener. On their first visit as vendors at Farmers Market on the Square they were nearly sold out by 9:45amCT, Saturday, June 29, 2013. From left, above Wayne Armitage is in his booth next door, then the Gradyville crew, Danny Burris, Debbie Burris, and Bonnie Cowan. Besides the great vegetables, the booth had giant blackberries, blueberries, raspberries - and one tray of gooseberries.
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Familiar faces at every Farmers Market market



2013-06-30 - Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, and husband Gary Melton listen as Barbara Armitage, discussed Caesar as a a star attraction at the Saturday Farmers Market on the Square with her son, David Moore, far left, who remembered to bring Caesar, his 235 pound Great Dane puppy, to the Saturday, June 29, 2013. The CJE not only checks on details the county can help with, she and Mr. Melton always shop each of the stalls. This week, she found sausage made in Adair County at the "Coburg Mall," Darrell Bunnell's three tent strip, which included Mike Meyer's fresh Adair County produced beef and pork - and which, next week will include Darrell Bunnell's home grown chickens. Saturday's market was an almost perfect one, with almost a mini Whole Foods market for a day in nearly perfect June weather.
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