Major changes for the local farmer’s market

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The local farmer’s market is making some major changes for the 2018 season.  The Lewis County Farmer’s Market, formerly The Riverfront Farmers Market, has a new home and vendors who are committed to making the upcoming season a success.
This year’s market will open on May 12 and run through Oct. 27.  The Market will be located on the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church parking lot at the corner of Second Street and Center Avenue and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Saturday.
Michelle Carpenter, the market master for the 2018-19 season, states that most of the vendors from last year’s Market will return this year.  Rt. 18 Farm Market out of Troy, Chenoweth Farms from Rock Cave, Montgomery Farms from Lewis County, and Wild Air Stuff from Taylor County are among the produce vendors.  
Other vendors include Grandma’s Temptations and Heritage Catering & Crafts, who provide baked goods, honey and honey products by Honey B. Haven of Lewis County, as well as Barb Volk, an Herbalist from Gilmer County. Lanagan’s Lodge will return in the late summer with apples.  
The market is also planning open markets and evening markets.  Open markets are Saturday markets set aside for crafters and food vendors to come in; civic organizations, such as 4-H, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts will be able to hold fundraisers, as well.
One of the highlights of the season is the Annual Spring Fundraising dinner, by award-winning chef Geoff Kraus, to be held at Thyme Bistro on April 22, at 2 p.m.
Kraus is willing to donate his time and space to help support the Market. The menu will incorporate as much local produce and meats, as possible. Tickets are $35, each, with proceeds benefitting the Lewis County Farmer’s Market.
For the price of a ticket, you get to come together with friends on a Sunday afternoon, get to know your market vendors, and support a local business. Many people advocate for buying local, and this is a way for citizens from Weston and surrounding communities to do just that.
For more information on the Lewis County Farmer’s Market or to purchase tickets for dinner at Thyme Bistro, call Angie Brake at 304-462-5453 or Michelle Carpenter at 304-997-5966 (Visa and MasterCard accepted).  Inquiries may also be made by e-mailing [email protected] or sending a message through Facebook at The Lewis Co. Farmers Market.

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