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Carthage Farmers Market opens for season Friday

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CARTHAGE — With many familiar faces and a few new vendors, the Carthage Farmers Market will open Friday.

“We are excited about the start of another year,” said Lori A. Borland, executive director of the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the market.

Live entertainment will be provided by David Scanlin, singing and playing guitar on opening day. The following week, James Gratch will perform.

The Farmers Market Committee is looking for further entertainment for the Friday market. Musicians wishing to perform are welcome to volunteer their talents. Those interested may call Ronald R. Roch at 493-0021 for more information.

The market is held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 31 at the pavilion on Riverside Drive. Village law prohibits dogs within 25 feet of the farmers market pavilion.

The chamber will accept vendor applications until July 1. New vendor applications will be reviewed by the Farmers Market Committee. Vendors must reside in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence county.

This year’s vendor fees are: inside the pavilion for the season, $80; outside seasonal, $55; weekly inside, $15, and outside, $10. In addition, a $10 season fee will be required for those wishing to use electricity or water.

For more information about the market, call the chamber of commerce at 493-3590.

New to the market this year are several crafters:

Joyce Brouty will have goat milk products including soap, lotions and gift boxes and baskets. She has been making her products for about a year, and also shows at the Watertown and Lyons Falls markets and at craft shows.

Rachel Lee makes hand-dyed wearable art including T-shirts, hats and dresses using bright hues in infant to adult sizes.

Karen Hoch makes all kinds of handmade bags — reusable shopping bags, duffle bags, laptop bags and purses — with recycled materials.

Sally Taylor, an author-illustrator, will have her books for sale as well as original artwork on puzzles and color or black and white sketches from photographs.

Joy Besaw will offer portrait and nature photography and crafted home decor such as repurposed old frames.

Stacy Stegemoller will have a variety of handcrafted home decor, including kitchen towel toppers, woodworking and tile coasters.

Monica Reed makes once-fired jewelry.

Emily Scheiderich will offer a variety of handmade small items.

Erik Hoffman will be selling hosta plants.

Returning vendors include:

■ Ronald Roch - produce and flowers

■ Mary Mono - food vendor

■ Charlotte Everett - produce/flowers

■ Greg Maurer - produce/tshirts

■ Steria’s - baked goods, bulk foods

■ Rebecca Cole - honey, produce

■ Burnham - maple products

■ Janice Gardner - produce, handcrafted items

■ Elaine Nortz - produce, handcrafted items

■ Elaine Brouty - produce, handcrafted items

■ Rhonda Lamont - produce

■ Bush Gardens - produce

■ Ada Waite - sewing

■ Sarah Graham - costumes, sewn items

■ Sherri Strock - produce

■ Donna’s Delights - hand sewn items

■ Mary Traylor - wooden items

■ Shawna Franklin -bath/body products

■ NNY Gals - dance clothing and accessories, embroidery/applique

■ Charlie Brown - wood products

■ David Houghton - organic vegetables

■ Amy Bayliss - wood, sewn crafts

■ Sam Kanagy - produce

■ Mark Grau - produce

■ Doug Lamont - food vendor

■ Vendetti Vineyards - wine

■ Shari Simmons - produce

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