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Fun in the sun at Doyle Valley Farmers Market

Contributing writer

Summer is moving fast, and Doyle Valley Farmers Market is running right along with it.

Can you believe we have been selling fresh produce and baked goods in Peabody for 10 years?

It is wonderful to see people we know come out every Saturday morning and support the market. It makes getting up at 4 a.m. more bearable.

I have talked with other market managers from around the state and discovered we are unique. Our market is more like a family, and we do this not because we think we will get rich, but to provide a service and great produce to the community.

We love our town and feel the market is an important asset.

We will be having our community burger fry Saturday. It will feature local range-fed beef from Janzen Family Farms in Elbing, served on organic whole-wheat buns from Norm Oding’s Little Red Hen Bakery in Wichita.

Marilyn Jones and Neysa Eberhard have done some experimenting with homemade root beer made with dry ice. They will be serving their brew and there will be homemade ice cream in case anyone wants a root beer float. You can’t get much more American than that on the 4th.

A new feature for market-goers this weekend will be the Peabody-Burns Road Warrior car show also in Santa Fe Park. Classic cars will be on display from 10 a.m. until late afternoon.

On July 11, we will be sharing the area with Tricycle Rodeo, sponsored by Marion County Parents as Teachers and county emergency workers.

Doyle Valley Farmers Market will be open its regular hours, 8 a.m. to noon. Tricycle Rodeo will begin at 10 a.m. Cowboy Jack will be on hand to provide musical entertainment, and his wife will tell children’s stories.

Vendors currently have cucumbers, beans, garlic, onions, Swiss chard, potatoes, varieties of baked goods, and locally made lotions. Soon, we hope, we will have tomatoes and squash.

For more information, contact Debbie McSweeney at (620) 983-9234.

Last modified July 2, 2009

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