Greenbush Farmer’s Market returns for fourth season

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Sisters Katelyn and Jocelyn Waage showcase some of the baked goods items provided at the opening Thursday of the Greenbush Farmer’s Market on August 4 at the Greenbush Community Shelter. (photo by Ryan Bergeron)

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Green peppers were one of several produce options available at the Greenbush Farmer’s Market, open from 4-6 pm every Thursday in August. The Farmer’s Market offers a variety of garden produce, such as green peppers, beets, and onion sets, jams, jellies, salsas, jars of honey from Honey Joe’s farm, fresh eggs from Richard Novacek’s farm, donuts, breads, pies, cakes. (photo by Ryan Bergeron)

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Organizers covered this table with various baked goods and canned items. Sponsored by the Blessed Sacrament Church, the event is raising funds for church general maintenance this year, but is again open to outside vendors to sell. (photo submitted by Mary Stauffenecker)

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This round zucchini was available for purchase during the first week of this season’s Farmer’s Market at the Greenbush Community Shelter. “Stop by and see what’s new…” organizer Mary Stauffenecker said. “You never know what we’ll have so stop in and just check it out.” (photo by Ryan Bergeron)

 

Have you ever seen a zucchini shaped as a small pumpkin? If visiting the Greenbush Farmer’s Market at the Greenbush Community Shelter, one would have seen this amongst other produce and baked and canned items last Thursday, August 4. The Greenbush Farmer’s Market opened that day for its fourth season of providing more than just fresh goods.

“We decided to bring it back just because it is really is a lot fun for us, organizing,” Farmer’s Market organizer Mary Stauffenecker said. “You get to visit with people. We notice that some people like to come and just sit and visit here too, and see what people bring. So there’s some fellowship there that is fun and also it’s just kind of a neat thing to bring to our small community, to offer fresh veggies and baked goods and people’s home canned goods.”

Open every Thursday from 4-6 pm in August, the Farmer’s Market offers a variety of garden produce, such as green peppers, beets, and onion sets, jams, jellies, salsas, jars of honey from Honey Joe’s farm, fresh eggs from Richard Novacek’s farm, donuts, breads, pies, cakes.

On August 18, the Greenbush Farmer’s Market will take place across the street at the Greenbush Community Center while Border State Bank uses the shelter for its Customer Appreciation dinner.  On this day, the Farmer’s Market will serve ice cream sundaes.

Stauffenecker encourages people to come out to the Farmer’s Market, a place offering more than unique or familiar fresh produce, canned items, and baked items. It offers a chance, she explained, to support Blessed Sacrament and other vendors and come together for some fellowship.

“Stop by and see what’s new…” Stauffenecker said. “You never know what we’ll have so stop in and just check it out.”

To see more of this story, read the August 10 edition of The Tribune in print or online.

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