Farmer's market opens for 22nd summer season Fresh produce, crafts to be sold

June 18, 1993

The original Carroll County Farmer's Market opens for its 22nd summer season at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Agricultural Center on Smith Avenue in Westminster.

Visitors can meet the farmers who grow the fruits and vegetables and the country cooks who bake the breads, pies, cakes and other goodies on sale. They also can learn to make special dishes and do crafts from weekly demonstrations.

Shop for homemade jams and jellies, plants and flowers, fresh eggs, poultry and meat, plus a variety of crafts.

For opening day, Kay-Cee the Clown will provide entertainment from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This year the Farmer's Market will celebrate the "Year of the Craft," with numerous stall operators demonstrating their skills. Participating vendors were chosen by a committee for originality, creativity and quality.

The Farmer's Market will be open weekly from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow through Sept. 4 (except for Aug. 7 during the Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair). The schedule for summer demonstrations follows:

* June 19: Corn meal grinding with Harry Hahn, and cooking with pork by John Martin.

* June 26: Wedding cake decorating with Chris Oldham.

* July 3: Pottery with Elisa Bowman.

* July 10: Printing with leaves, ferns and ivy on shirts with Doris Edwards.

* July 17: Basket-making with Arch Blizzard, and fast and easy beef by Anita Wehrman.

* July 24: Cooking lamb with Karen Shaw, and free blood pressure screening.

* July 31: Creative vegetables with paper twist by Elaine Esworthy, and eggs and omelets by Rita Zimmerman.

* Aug. 14: Weaving with Kathy Skidmore, and decorated sugar eggs with Chris Bartsh.

* Aug. 21: Quick and easy chicken with Judith Stuart, and a quilt show by Misty Mountain Quilters.

* Aug. 28: Celebrating "Year of the Cat" with silk paintings of cats by Carolyn Seabolt and "Cat and Caboodle" by Peg Silloway.

* Sept. 4: Primitive figurines by Ray Jenkins, and wood carving by Peter Turner.

Breakfast and lunch are available throughout the day. Parking and admission are free.

& Information: 875-2158.

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