The Farmers Market that started in Orange at Lions Park a few weeks ago is growing as more crops come in. Saturday there was a half dozen or so vendors with plants and vegetables. Fresh baked cookies and homemade soap were also available, along with some hand crafts.

Right now, onions, radishes, squash and zucchini are the bulk of what is available, plus there were blueberries, homemade jellies and salsa for sale.

Billy Peveto, said he might have a few potatoes next Saturday, but they would definitely be in by the following week. He will eventually have “everything but corn.” 

But that’s okay, because Jim Frasier will be bringing corn when it comes in, along with beans and tomatoes. “They’re all blooming, doing good,” he said.

Anita and Louise Pitcher were at the market for the first time with vegetable and herb plants for sale, if you want to grow your own.
Eddie Wharton has sold 100-125 pounds of squash so far.

Several of the vendors participated in the first farmers market in the fall and like having the opportunity to pick up a little cash for the fruits of their labors.

Jean and Ronnie Fregia sold fresh baked cookies for $1 each. “We do well,” said Jean.

To earn a little extra income, Sherry Walles started making soap a few months ago. The farmers market is a good place to show off her wares.

Darlene Zavada of the Orange Visitors and Convention Bureau said the market will continue as long as the crops hold out.

Check it out 7 – 11 a.m., each Saturday in Lions Park.

About Penny LeLeux

Penny has worked at The Record Newspapers since 2006. A member of the editorial staff, she has "done everything but print it." Most frequently she writes entertainment reviews and human interest stories, with a little paranormal thrown in from time to time.She has been a lifelong member of the Orangefield community.