Farmers Market has grand opening
If you weren't in Marlinton last Saturday, you missed some real fun. With The Great Marlinton Yard Sale, Mother's Day and the Farmers Market, it seemed like half the county was in town!
At the Farmers Market frequent "wakeup" calls from Maxine's rooster made it feel like a real farm while folks tapped their toes to bluegrass music by Homer Hunter and friends. Trevor and Corey added more tunes with fiddle and mandolin. Doug promises more live music.
There was plenty of variety. The cut flowers, hanging baskets and Lois' delightful quilted tote bags were a rainbow of colors. Folks sold jams, jellies, eggs, fresh greens, salt-rising bread and cookies. Corenia's pepperoni rolls were a big hit.
The Student Seed Store is a new addition to the market. Kids from the Marlinton Elementary School's "Use Your Noodle" program hand-painted seed packets which were then filled by middle-school students. Trevor, Skylar and Kaitlyn should be back at The Seed Store next week. For one low price you get both seeds and original art.
Now is the time for live plants. See Junior and Doug next Saturday. Helpful hint: when planting tomatoes, bury half of the stem in the ground. That way you'll get a bigger plant with more fruit.