Saturday market and ‘Harvest Moon’ approach

September 20 is the date of this month’s full moon, known as the Harvest Moon. Just behind (September 22) comes the fall equinox and the first day of the “fall”.

In fact, the harvest moon can fall in September or October – it’s the full moon closest to the equinox.

The Farmer’s Almanac explains the equinox this way: “The word ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin aequus, which means ‘equal’, and nox, ‘night’. At the equinox, day and night are roughly the same length. During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call “the celestial equator,” an imaginary extension of the line of the Earth’s equator in space. The equinox occurs precisely when the center of the Sun passes through this line. When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, it marks the autumnal equinox; when it passes from south to north, it marks the spring equinox.

It is at such a time of year that the young elephant, known expressly for his “insatiable curiosity” (“The Elephant’s Child”, Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling) sets out on his journey to find the answer to his burning question: “One fine morning, in the midst of the precession of the equinoxes, this sated ‘child elephant asked a new and delicate question he had never asked before. He asked, ‘What does the Crocodile have for dinner?’ So everyone said, ‘Hush!’ in a loud, distressing tone, and they immediately spanked him.

It is very difficult for us to know or plan the weather more than a day or two in advance. But it looks like in addition to the haze we now have from the fires in California, next week will bring cloudy skies. However, with several nights of a bright big moon, there are hopes that you can celebrate this beauty and perhaps find the perfect time to be curious, an evening harvest, or to note its appreciation of those who harvest and share the harvest. food they grow up.

The Fayette County Farmers Market is open Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon and is located in the municipal parking lot at the corner of South Main and East East streets. SNAP EBT Food Benefit Cards and Credit / Debit Cards are accepted. Those who use the SNAP EBT card for food purchases receive dollar “Produce Perks” tokens ($ 1 for $ 1) valid only for fruits, vegetables and food producing plants. So “buy one, get one” for up to $ 25 each market day. Five dollar coupons will again be available to Fayette County Farm Bureau members at each Saturday market; these can be spent at the Wednesday and Saturday markets.

The following list contains the names and products of the vendors who plan to set up shop this Saturday. Other suppliers can also participate.

Jim’s Premium Ground Beef (Jim Hobbs): Premium quality ground beef that includes the steak, loins, chuck and brisket, all in our ground beef, vacuum-packed in 1 #, 5 # and 3 / # patties.

Cookies from Julie G (Julie Greenslade): Homemade Cookies: Chocolate Chips, Oatmeal, Ginger, Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter, Frozen Pumpkin, Funfetti, Double Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Bars, Peanut Butter Fudge, Gold Rush Brownies, Chocolate Bars peanut butter, sugar bars and oatmeal caramel.

Small farm flowers (Eicher family): Fresh cut sunflowers, zinnias, dahlias, eucalyptus and broom corn, and more! A wide variety of dried flowers and wreaths will be available, as well as bittersweet vine.

Persinger Produce and Cottage Foods (David Persinger and Julie Mosny): The Pie Lady: Local Honey, Bun’s Bars, Banana Cake, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies, Icing Sugar Cookies, Assorted Fruit Pies, Cinni Mini’s, and Cinnamon Buns.

Rural Beans Roastery LLC (Kameron Rinehart, Tino Poma): With over ten varieties of coffee beans to buy in 1lb bags, whole or ground beans. Some of the origins include Costa Rica, Sumatra, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Colombia, to name a few. Samples will be available for tasting.

Tupperware & Lemongrass Spa Products (Elaine Yoder, 740-606-6333 or Elaine Yoder on Facebook): Tupperware products (cash and carry), cinnamon buns, whoopie pumpkin pies, mini sweet breads.

Wood by DW (Debbie Welch): Wood Crafts and Sewn Kitchen Crafts.

Your Other Mother’s Kitchen (Don and Sara Creamer): Bread and other baked goods. If you would like to stock up before the market ends, please call us at 740-572-0134 or 740-466-3086.

AG Cutie Farms (AJ and Grace Armintrout): Farm fresh eggs from here in Fayette County.

Bridge View Garden (Hunter and Lorelle Rohrer, 740-505-5125): Moms, blue asters, red raspberries, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and yellow summer squash.

Cheryl’s Country Crafts (Cheryl Braun, 740-505-0068): Handmade fall and Christmas crafts.

Comfortable Baby Blessings (Nancy Cutter): Hand-poured wax melts, handmade earrings, crocheted tea towels and pot scrubbers. Handmade baby essentials including crochet baby blankets and hats, flannel burp cloths, crumpled toys, baby bows and teething rings.

Engeti (Alana Walters): Bakery products including rolls, cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies, cookies. Ice creams.

Greens and Greenery (Katrina Bush): Beeswax hand and cuticle creams. Glycerin and honey soap. Fresh garlic, shallots. Corn stalk broom for decoration. Lemongrass for tea (and take orders of fresh lemongrass for cooking or rooting). Sourdough crackers (“all”, garlic / turmeric, rosemary and new “parmesan”). Fresh yeast battards in olive oil (rosemary / sun-dried tomato and rosemary / olive), baklava and buckeye candies. Rhubarb plants.

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