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Farmer's Market on the Square: Know Before You Go!

The Farmer's Market on the Square is open every Saturday from 8am-1pmCT, at the Adair Annex Parking Lot, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY

Here's today's Know Before You Go report, for April 19, 2014. The market is really building, we are getting new vendors signed up every week. The week looks good - even the weather is cooperating. Next week is our grand opening and I think it's going to be great. I will send you some articles after tomorrow. I think that we will get everyone's attention.

Special Guest this week: Green River Arts, 106 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Helping residents, especially the children, of Adair and surrounding counties to find an outlet for their artistic skills be they music, writing, painting or even physical arts such as kung fu or drama. Celebrating the rich and diverse culture we have!

Here's a few of the vendors you'll find at this week's market.

Check with you favorite vendors credit and debit cards are now being accepted by many of the vendors at the Farmer's Market on the Square!

  • Terry Huff of Heavenly Homestead Cheese 270-250-2979 - Hand crafted whole milk natural cheeses
  • Jay Cox BBQ 270-634-1627 - Grilling country ham and pork loin sandwiches, cold drinks
  • Barbara Armitage of Tucker's Station Farms 270-250-2979 - Blueberry, Blackberry and Strawberry plants. Fresh baked artesian Breads, homemade Blackberry Jams and Salsa's. Stop in for a sample!
  • Jeremy and Ashley McCasland of Highland Acres 270-805-9047 - Fresh Asparagus, Local Honey, Creamed Honey, Honey Comb, Fresh Baked Garden Herb and Onion Bread. Custom made Fishing Rods
  • Jerry Elliott of Elliott's Signature Glass 270-634-7568 - Handcrafted Stained Glass and Sun Catchers
  • Susan Pennington of Smith Creek Cabin 270-932-4309 - Hand made natural Soaps, Garden Art, Birdhouses.
  • Melinda Vetter of Artisan Bath and Body 270-864-2892 - Natural ingredient soaps and products to pamper yourself.
  • Darrell Bunnell of Coview Farm 270-384-5412 - Bedding Plants for your Vegetable and Flower garden broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and tomatoes. Garden greens, Green Onions and Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Paulette Cox of Gems and More - Fine handcrafted Jewelry, wire wrapped cabochons, crochet and infinity scarves
  • Donna Jones of Big Black Dog Farm 270-634-2125 - Kentucky Honey, Baby Quilts and Blankets
  • Mark Meyer's of M&W Milling 270-384-2487 - Locally raised Beef and Pork
  • Jana Esch of Just Natural Products 270-378-375 - All natural hand crafted skin care products and soaps. Beeswax candles, room scents and natural household cleaners.
  • Caitlin Helm of Lonely Acre Farm 270-378-0576 - New this week!- hot Baked Pretzels. Homemade white bread, honey wheat bread, lemon bread, orange juice bread, friendship bread, cranberry orange muffins and sourdough bread, cranberry carrot cake with samples
The Farmer's Market on the Square brings you only the best Kentucky farmers, gardeners, crafters, artisans and musicians have to offer.

For information on becoming a Farmer's Market on the Square vendor contact Barbara Armitage, Market Coordinator, at 270-250-2979 or . For information on being a Friends of the Farmer's Market volunteer contact Beth Rutherford at 270-384-1202 or

We're on the way to everywhere - stop by and visit with us soon. - Barbara Armitage, Farmers Market on the Square market coordinator

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Saturday Downtown: Window Dressing

2014-04-19 - Bank of Columbia, 144 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Window Dressing is still a big part of the scene in Downtown Columbia. The Bank of Columbia is displaying this promotion for the ADAIR Band's Concert. Have to wonder whether they're calling in a high dollar window dressing from New York City or if some hugely talented local person is creating the wonderful street art. Downtown is gorgeous this morning, and it's a mini country fair, the some Downtown Shops open, the Barber Shop and the Farmer's Market on the Square open today with what could be called a Book Fair at the Market. With at least 2 authors and some of their books there, one of whom is on the Adair County Primary Center Site Based Decision Making Council, in case you're needing to fuss with someone about something.

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FM2/April 19, 2014: The Watsons are here

2014-04-19 - Adair Annex - Photo by Ed Waggener. Adair County's Most Prolific Author, historian Michael Watson, has a book stall at the Farmers Market on the Square, with a few of his 69 published works available, including his authoritative two volume Adair County histories. The posed photo is Renae Watson doing her best Nancy Reagan adoring gaze; pretty good and, even though she had not had her morning coffee, she was not noticeably irritable. - EW
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FM2: Sofa bike makes appearance

2014-04-19 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. *RecumbentingGerald Holt from way off in Little Cake/Neat Hollow area/Greater Ella/Greater Neatsville/Greater Purdy was in town on his sofa bike. And, though it looks like he's asleep at the wheel and doing a wheelie a the same time, he's actually the poster boy of bike safety. If there is a law against riding a sofa bike in Columbia while wearing Google Glass, he isn't: That's just a rear-view mirror on this specs. They just look high tech. Recumbent bikes have become more and more popular in the area. Gerald Holt says he knows of seven now. The Farmers Market on the Square attracts cyclists. Last year one rider on his way to Tennessee stopped just to see what as happening. "Is some kind of a county fair?" he asked. Truth be told, in a way, it is. The market is open 8am-1pm each of 30 Saturdays, from April 5 through October 30, 2014.
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One dozen books by Jim at FM2

2014-04-19 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Adair County Historian Mike Watson has many of his own 69 books on sale today. In addition, he has books by Janice Holt Giles and one dozen books by Jim; a favorite among the Garner books, for many, is, "The Wit & Wisdom of Dr. J.T. Jones," which includes classic excerpts by the Creelsboro/Crocus philosopher/dentist, gleaned from the Adair County News. The Sun Crest bottle is for sale. It's one of a "Critical Mess" of Sun Crest bottles the historian keeps in his collection. The titles are:: Daring bank robbery, Elopement a of Adair County 1900-1910, Columbia undertakers, Wit and wisdom of Dr JT Jones Jamestown hill, boomer heights Russell $ company building, 1910 Early cinema in Columbia From hope to hilltop, Lindsey Wilson; Elder ZT Williams' trip to the Holy Land, Adair County Doughboy letters; Conover hotel, 1898; Adair County prisoners of War, WW II
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