Local foodies and the health-conscious crowd will all be happy to know that one of the area’s most popular outdoor farmers markets is now open for its ninth season with the customary array of farm-fresh goods and sustainable products.
“We kept all the good stuff from last year and added more good stuff, so this will be a very good year for the Upper Merion Farmers Market (UMFM),” noted market manager Vince Lattuca. “We have a great mix of new and returning vendors.”
A drenching rain didn’t put a dent in the UMFM opening day on Saturday, as customers were treated to a special birthday cake from Costco in honor of the market’s ninth year. “We had 530 cars, so probably around 1,000 people,” Lattuca said, writes Gary Puleo in The Pottsown Mercury.
The lineup of vendors for the 2018 season includes A’Dello Winery; Balanced (soaps and skin care); Carmen B’s Honey; Cocky Gourmet Confections; DAJ Mushrooms; Diane Conway Jewelry; Edna Rambo Pottery; Feine Coffee; Firehouse Donuts; Five Saints Distilling; Frank’s Fine Swine & Beef; Gayle Flaer Jewelry; Gelat’oh Truck; G’Mas Sewing; Green Lion Bread; Handmade in Latvia; Health & Tea; Hedgehog Grill; Heritage Flour; Howe Sharp (sharpening service); Jack’s Farm; James Hamblin Pottery; Juicery KOP; King of Prussia Historical Society; Lavinia’s Cookies; Lilac Birthday Entertainment; Lucky Dog Treat Co.; MacDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes; Maiale Deli & Salumeria; Manatawny Still Works; Mano’s Creations; MoJo’s Pop Co.; Nurturing Nature Farm; O’Donnell’s Woodworking; Pam’s Baskets; Peach Bottom Farm; Pure Scents Candle Co.; Quarryville Orchard; Robin Hill Organics; Spring Creek Farms; Susan Lewis Paper Products; Theobald & Oppenheimer Liquors, and Your Stars Within (essential oils).
With a first season at the Norristown Farmer’s Market last year, Five Saints Distilling, based in Norristown, was a natural addition to UMFM, noted owner John George.
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