Farmers' Market to supply 4th of July cookout needs

Posted on July 2, 2021 7:02 PM

A special Logan County Farmers’ Market for the Fourth of July weekend will be held Saturday in the pavilion behind the Logan County Extension Office.

David Johnson of Johnson’s Dairy Freezer Beef plans to have an abundance of farm-raised, low-fat beef cuts for holiday grilling. The Johnsons, who were named Logan County Farm Family of the Year this week, have been set up at every Logan County Farmers’ Market this summer.

Sweet corn will be available for holiday picnics. The arrival of the Ted and Darla Baldwin family’s corn truck each year is a highlight of every Farmers’ Market. Their bicolored Peaches and Cream variety is especially popular.

Candy onions, already-broken greenbeans and jellies are a big part of Fourth of July meals, both outdoor and indoor. Turner Valley Produce has been a leading supplier of those specialties for years. It’s owned by Elaine and Lindsay Turner with Jim Turner handling most of the sales at the market.

Wayne Inscoe is recognized as a supplier of freshly grown berries. Blackberry season is upon us., and he often has wild berries.

Known for decades as Logan County’s leading supplier of quality vegetable, fruit and flower plants, Bill and Rosa Head are back at the Farmers’ Market as producer. Their homegrown potatoes are especially popular. Tomatoes are a must for cookouts.

Mike and Barbara Dorris always have an ample supply of tomatoes, as does Venita Hall of Poore Farms.

Wanda Grayson and Roger ‘Goober’ and Tammy Duncan have been with the market ever since the move was made to this location in 2006 and even before that. They have a variety of quality offerings.

Many of these booths will also have cabbage, eggplants, squash, cucumbers, zucchini and more.

A wide variety of specialty breads can be found in abundance from Kris Partlow, the famed Bread Lady. She has been a mainstay of the Farmers’ Market for many years.

Her daughter, Emily Page, and her family of E&C Greenhouse and Farm are set up at every Farmers’ Market. They have been specializing in plants and cut flowers, but their vegetables are also ripening rapidly.

Amanda Mayes of the Hippie Homestead has promised to make her second appearance of the summer at the Logan County Farmers’ Market Saturday. She says she will offer a variety of homemade pickles and salsa for sale among other unique items.

After you’ve selected the foods for your holiday celebration, you need something to put them in. SueEllen Ramsey has a wide selection of Tupperware products available.

Saturday morning hours are 7:30-noon. The Logan County Farmers’ Market is also open Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m.

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