Regionally grown produce, fresh-baked breads, aromatic flowers, scorching ready meals, candy honey, selfmade presents and a cornucopia of different treats await guests to the Beaver County Farmers’ Markets.
The weekly markets return April 29, beginning as at all times with the Saturday markets on the Beaver County Courtroom Home parking zone in Beaver. Weekly hours there will probably be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Then the primary a number of days of Could start the weekly markets in Beaver Falls (Mondays), New Brighton (Tuesdays), Chippewa Township (additionally Tuesdays) and Ambridge (Thursdays).
The Beaver Falls market, behind Brodhead Residences on Eighth Avenue; the New Brighton market, within the parking zone of Diamond Milling on Fifth Avenue; and the Chippewa market, within the Chippewa United Methodist Church lot on Darlington Street; all begin at 3 p.m. ― a half hour sooner than final yr, and final till 6 p.m.
The Ambridge market, within the parking zone of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Park Street, stays 4-7 p.m.
The 4 new distributors this yr:
*Liz’s Little Flower Farm, promoting lower flowers and crafts on the New Brighton market.
*Daylily Valley Farm, promoting hybrid daylilies at Ambridge and Chippewa.
*Mama Linda’s, promoting Italian beef sandwiches at Chippewa.
*Ginger Gardens, promoting flowers and handmade gadgets at Beaver Falls.
Additionally: Fitzgibbon Meadery, the Ellwood Metropolis meadery that made its Beaver Farmers Market debut late final season, will probably be again on the Beaver marketplace for the complete season.
Greater than 30 distributors return from final yr, set for the markets listed under:
Douds-Floyd Farm (Ambridge, Beaver)
Enon Nation Gardens, (Ambridge, Beaver, Chippewa)
Fabyanic Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver)
Farrow Mushrooms, (Ambridge)
Fausti Household Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver)
Fitzgibbon Meadery (Ambridge, Beaver)
GG Biscotti (Beaver)
Glatz Wine Cellars (Beaver)
Grey Goat BBQ, (Ambridge, Beaver, Chippewa)
Habrle Brothers Farm, (Beaver)
Harley’s Oak Spring Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver, Beaver Falls, Chippewa, New Brighton)
Highland Homestead Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver, Chippewa)
Kohlmann Farms, (Beaver)
Labyrinth Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver)
McConnell’s Hill Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver)
McCormack Apiaries, (Beaver)
McElhaney Household Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver)
Milton Mauk, mushrooms, (Beaver)
Could-Malone Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver)
Muetzel Mountain Apiaries, (Ambridge)
Novel Breads, (Beaver)
Orlo’s Perennial Nursery, (Beaver)
PJs Deli & Catering, (Ambridge, Beaver, Chippewa)
Rafka Meals, Inc. (Jemilla) Lebanese meals, (Beaver)
Purple Diamond Honey (Chippewa)
Ridgemont Farms (Beaver)
Scarsella Greens, (Ambridge)
Schweikert Greenhouse, (Ambridge, Beaver)
Swab’s Fruits & Greens, (Ambridge, Beaver)
The Swicks, (Ambridge, Beaver, Beaver Falls, New Brighton)
Trisha’s Farm, (Ambridge, Beaver, Chippewa)
Wockenfuss Household Farm, (Beaver)
Woodward Orchard, (Ambridge, Beaver, Chippewa)
East Palestine addressed
Beaver County Farmers’ Markets publicly addressed the Norfolk-Southern prepare derailment this previous February in East Palestine, Ohio, which has involved individuals about the potential for contamination of soil or water provides of farms in that space.
“Beaver County Farmers’ Markets (BCFM) understands your issues over the well being and security of consuming Beaver County-grown produce; BCFM has those self same issues,” the group posted a month in the past on its Fb web page. “To supply correct data, BCFM is counting on Pennsylvania state organizations (departments of Agriculture, Well being, Environmental Safety, and Penn State Extension) and the Beaver County Commissioners’ workplace.”
The Beaver/Lawrence Farm Bureau is also monitoring the state of affairs and is preserving the BCFM knowledgeable.
“We’re ready to listen to again from the sources above the outcomes of water and soil exams taken in Beaver County,” BCFM stated.
Responding to an emailed query final Tuesday whether or not there have been any updates on water and soil exams, BCFM spokeswoman Laurie Fletcher stated, “We’re referring all inquiries to these authorities businesses who’re answerable for the agricultural side.”
The state Division of Environmental Safety has accomplished soil exams of 15 requested farms in Beaver and Lawrence counties and located nothing of consequence, the state Division of Agriculture stated Wednesday. Soil exams on 200 further properties is ongoing. Earlier water and air exams have come again adverse.
The state Division of Agriculture and state Division of Environmental Safety web sites are: agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx and dep.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
The Division of Agriculture additionally has toll-free quantity: 855-777-6735.
Markets proceed weekly by Nov. 21, aside from Beaver’s, which stays open till Dec. 16, and New Brighton’s, which closes Nov. 14. The Ambridge market’s last day is moved to a Tuesday, Nov. 21, to not battle with Thanksgiving.
The web site with weekly information and updates is at beavercountyfarmersmarket.com or on Fb web page at fb.com/BeaverCountyFarmersMarkets and Instagram at instagram.com/bcfarmersmarkets.
The markets don’t permit any pets, together with held or leashed canines.
Penn State Extension is planning a June 3 cooking demonstration on the Beaver market, and June 8 on the Ambridge market.
“We hope for extra demonstrations all through the season,” Fletcher stated.
“To rejoice Mom’s and Father’s Days, youngsters will have the ability to plant a flower on the Beaver market then give it to their mom or father,” Fletcher stated. “August is Pennsylvania Produce Month and we count on as soon as once more (state) Sen. Elder Vogel to attend a market in Beaver. Zucchini races for the youngsters will probably be held in August at Beaver, too. A particular celebration on the Beaver market is deliberate in September to commemorate our Founders Day. This normally is a pattern of freshly made meals by our personal Chef Matthew.”
Updates at beavercountyfarmersmarket.com
Scott Tady is leisure editor at The Instances and straightforward to achieve at [email protected].