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Farmers Market starting to wind down

Mike Pearson with Ironton in Bloom prepares fried apples while at the Ironton Farmers Market.

Mike Pearson with Ironton in Bloom prepares fried apples while at the Ironton Farmers Market.

The last festival for the season at the Ironton Farmers Market had Ironton In Bloom volunteers coring pound after pound of yellow Mutsu apples.

That was the main ingredient for the hot apples and biscuits that were served to all checking out the wares at the market.

“These are activities that bring people downtown,” Ralph Kline with IIB said. “It is a destination and it adds to the atmosphere. Makes you want to come back.”

The food festivals were started last year at the market once a month featuring a particular produce. New to the market is the senior craft project at the Transit Café, where senior citizens have a chance to sell handmade items.

Next week at the block party to raise money for the annual Christmas bike giveaway raffle tickets will be sold for an Ohio State quilt. The winner will be picked during the Friends of Ironton’s hosting of the OSU and University of Michigan game at the Ro-Na on Nov. 29.

This season’s market brought out many of the same vendors as last year as well as a number of new ones offering fresh produce, jams, honey, miniature gardens and crafts.

“It is improving each year,” Becky Wiseman of Pedro said. “There are more vendors and more variety.”