Farmer’s Market Coordinator Jodi Coffee said this is the first season out of seven to have been able to utilize the new venue.
“This is our first year at the ‘hub’, and it is our biggest vendor turn out,” Coffee said.
Natural enthusiasts and fresh farm grown fruit and vegetable lovers hovered around the booths as early as 7. a.m.
” They sell out in as quick as 45 minutes, then pack up and go home, ” a Laneburg vendor said.
Those occupying the hospitality table were a group from First Baptist Church and First United Methodist. Children’ s Youth Pastor from A Place of Meeting also gave her time.
Robin Voorhees of Historic Washington said the Farmer’s Market was a gift.She was returning to Young’s booth to buy more of her lavender shortbread cookies.
“They were delicious. The very best homemade lavender shortbread I have ever eaten. I had to come back to see is she had any more.”
She didn’t find the cookies this time but still left happy.
“ I love it. I think God did this just for me,” she said as she waited for her picks to be bagged up by vendor operator Diane Young, of McNab.
“It is Comfrey, Moonvine, and Tulsi Holi Basil ” she said, “ they are medicinal and can help with so many different things,” Young and Voorhees both agreed.