New Castle News

June 21, 2013

Downtown farm market gears up for new year

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The New Castle Farmers Market will open July 6 this year.

It’s the fifth year for the downtown market, which will run every Saturday through Oct. 26.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the market along East Street near the East Washington Street intersection.

The purpose of the market is to allow local growers and craftspeople to sale their wares, as well as to encourage local residents to visit the downtown.

In addition to home-grown vegetables, there will be canned goods, crafts, baked items, flowers and other local products available at the market. Many of these are dependent upon the season for availability.

New this year is a one-time charge of $15 for vendors. That fee is to cover the cost of insurance and advertising.

New merchants at the market this year include:

•Myers’ Flock and Fiber Farm of Enon Valley, which raises alpacas to produce yearn, knitted products and some produce. More information is available at www.myersflockfiber@yahoo.com.

•Local resident Sue Linville’s books about the North Hill Historic District

•Origins, a new community garden, which will offer a variety of produce

•Paracord Prepping, which will be selling handmade bracelets, belts, key chains and identification tags made from parachute cording

•Corrie Jacob, who will be selling gluten-free muffins and other baked goods, along with Norman Coury, who will be selling homemade bread

•Bridget’s Massage Balancing, a certified massage therapist, who will be providing massages.

New vendors are still being accepted. The market is looking for additional artist/craft vendors, organic products, honey, fruit and baked goods.

The market also is looking for a musician to perform during sale hours.

Interested vendors must apply and be accepted by the New Castle Farmers Market Committee. Applications and the rules of the market are available at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 138 W. Washington St., by calling (724) 654-5593 or (724) 654-7457 or by emailing Audrey339@aol.com.