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Wbg. Farmers' Market features 'Harvest Fest'

For over a decade, area residents and visitors have enjoyed rowsing for fresh local produce as well as specialty goods at the Warrensburg Farmers' Market. This week's installment to be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 17 — titled the 'Bountiful Harvest Festival — features live music, an expanded roster of vendors as well as special displays and offerings.

For over a decade, area residents and visitors have enjoyed rowsing for fresh local produce as well as specialty goods at the Warrensburg Farmers' Market. This week's installment to be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 17 — titled the 'Bountiful Harvest Festival — features live music, an expanded roster of vendors as well as special displays and offerings.

The Warrensburg Farmer’s Market is holding a special "Bountiful Harvest Fest" this Friday, Aug. 17, featuring live music, demonstrations, and expanded selection.

The market, set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., features locally grown produce, and prepared foods, as well as maple syrup , wine, iced organic teas, herbs, perennials, cut flowers; goat's milk soaps, lotions and balms, hand woven fiber, and pottery.

The festival will offer freshly picked corn, tomatoes, melons, free-range eggs and chickens, pork, grass-fed beef, local sausage, kielbasa, artisan cheeses, even warm bread baked in nearby ovens. This week’s expanded range of vendors will also be offering jams, European-style fruit and chocolate tarts, bagels and stuffed pretzels, pickled garlic scapes, fresh garlic and preserved salsas, a selection of gourmet peanut butters, homemade pies, brownies, cookies and more. Sweet and savory crepes will be made to order. Samplings and recipe giveaways will be offered.

Warren County Master Gardeners will be presenting horticultural information. Canning demonstrations with local Girl Scouts will show how to preserve one’s harvest.

Live music will be performed in the gazebo overlooking the river. Local artists are welcome to set up and paint the setting.

For details, contact Teresa Whalen at taawhalen@yahoo.com or 466-5497.

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