Ironton In Bloom will have food at farmers market on Saturday

Published 2:43 pm Thursday, August 9, 2018

A part of their long-standing tradition, Ironton In Bloom will be offering free food at the Ironton Farmers Market on Saturday.

This week, they will be having hot dogs and baked beans and not one, but two varieties of fresh corn, both regular and the fiesta variety.

Carol Allen, co-chairman of the Ironton In Bloom, said the group has offered food on the second Saturday of the month since the farmers market opened six years ago.

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“We do it to support Ironton aLive and the farmers market,” she said. “We get as much as we can from the vendors at the market, just to let people know what they can do with food that they can get from local farmers.”

Other foods are donated by local stores like Pick ‘n Save.

They will be accepting donations to fund their mission to make Ironton more beautiful by having planters with flowers throughout the city.

“All the money goes towards the purchase and maintenance of those flowers,” Allen said, adding they have 150 of the very large pots, 50 pole planters and another 12 hanging baskets. “The flowers are gorgeous this year.”

The Farmers Market will be in full swing with homegrown and locally grown produce, honey, cut flowers, berries, baked goods, peaches, fresh eggs, melons, beef jerky, homemade jewelry, soap and other homemade items.

The Ironton Farmers Market runs from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The market is located on South Second Street in downtown Ironton.

It is a project of Ironton aLive and sponsored by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.