Farmer's markets are gaining in popularity, and you can find a lot more than just produce when you visit them. They are popping up in a lot of smaller towns, making it so convenient to purchase fresh fruits and veggies, and also canned goods and other treats.. Pickles, green beans, jams and jellies are among the treasures you will find when you check them out. Also, a lot of baked goods, gluten free treats, candies, coffee, honey and maple syrup, and homemade crafts line the perimeter of the Kenyon Farmers Market every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, from 4 to 7pm. Kim Helgeson is one of the committee members who brought back the market after not having one for awhile. They started small last summer, being sponsored by the Kenyon Park and Rec committee, and have grown to well over a dozen vendors this year. It is being held at the Evangelical Lutheran Church at 309 Forest Street until September 21st, or October ....depending on the weather.
It was fun to see all the people who came to check out the market, and visit with their neighbors and friends. Not just Kenyonites, either. There were people from other surrounding communities who had heard how many vendors were displaying their wares, and what a variety of goods are being sold. There are vendors of every age marketing their products and produce, and beautiful woodworking, too. You just have to stop by and see it for yourself! And tell them the Messenger sent you!