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Guest Column

September 14, 2013

It's harvest time at farmers' markets

Wow. It’s hard to believe that autumn is just around the corner! The summer, as usual, just flew by leaving in its dust memories of what we did, what we hoped to accomplish, or perhaps just the sweet enjoyment of time spent with family and friends.

Hopefully, you were able to discover one of the growing number of farmers’ markets in central New York. As a board member of the Morris Farmers’ Market, I can truly say that it has been a pretty good season. We are lucky to have the loyal customers that visit us each Thursday and help to support local agriculture and family farms.

We really appreciate each and every one of you. We also welcomed many new customers, made new friends and just enjoyed each and every week.

Of course it’s not over yet, so if you havn’t had a chance to discover farmers’ markets, there’s still time. Officially, the Morris Farmers’ Market will run through the middle of October, so come see what we have for you.

We’re trying something new this year; our first Harvest Festival, complete with pumpkin contests, scarecrow contest, and prizes. We hope to be able to include some local businesses in the festival. It’s also a great time to see what delicious fall fare is available.

Got a big pumpkin? Bring it down! Is carving or painting pumpkins your thing? Bring it down! Like building scarecrows? Knock your socks off — but bring it down to the festival for your chance to win a prize!

Now the details: The first ever Morris Farmers’ Market Harvest Festival will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, in its usual spot behind the firehouse in Morris. It will held during our regular market hours, 3 to 6 p.m., with judging at 5:30 p.m. and winners announced immediately afterward. It promises to be a fun event, rain or shine.

For more info, see our ad in Pennysaver or email me at djcap329@aol.com. Come on down for a slice of country fun!

Denise Timms, of Coyote Creek Farm, is a Brookfield resident.

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