By Victoria Cline
Elm Staff Writer
Our usually quiet downtown springs to life on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon with the bustle of curious shoppers and eager business people selling their wares.
The farmer’s market offers everything from fresh fruits and vegetables organically farmed right here in Kent County, to delicious baked goods, intricate carvings, bright fall flowers, locally-brewed beer, hand-crafted jewelry, pottery by local artisans, and so much more. The market also provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our community and invest in the local economy.
Each vendor is incredibly knowledgeable about their goods, and they are more than happy to share what they know with students and families alike.
When my friend bought a small fig tree, the seller taught us all about the different varieties of fruit, and how to take care of it.
A favorite table was the Happy Chicken Bakery. There, my friend and I must have sampled at least five different pastries as the chef told us about the ingredients she used, as well as her dream of opening other nearby locations. I can honestly say that my friend enjoyed the best muffin she has ever had in her life from this table.
Overall, going down to the farmer’s market is a wonderful way to start your Saturday. Washington College students will enjoy seeing what our local community has to offer while learning about the variety of goods sold at the market. All of the fresh fruit and vegetables are perfect for your weekend recipes, and if you are not a chef, the market offers plenty of baked goods for you to feast on too.
Next weekend, grab a friend or two and check out the Chestertown Farmer’s Market in Fountain Park. I’m sure you will enjoy all that our local community farmers and artisans have to share with you.