Carthage Farmers Market

The Carthage Farmers Market opens for the season May 31. Photo submitted

CARTHAGE — The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce has two big events planned for this week.

The Carthage Farmers Market opens Friday, May 31, and the community wide Trash and Treasures Day is set for Saturday, June 1.

“I am excited for the opening of the 2019 season of the Carthage Farmers Market,” said chamber director Jeanette A. Turner. “I am so happy we have secured the funding needed to offer the musical entertainment for this year. We still have opening for vendors so any one interested can contact me at the chamber office for registration forms and information.”

More than two dozen returning vendors have signed up for the season selling produce and crafts including hand-sewn items, knitted hats, wood crafts, home-baked goods, jams and wood-burned artifacts.

There will be honey and bee products, wine plants, maple syrup, maple products, goat’s milk products, beef, chicken and eggs.

According to the executive director, there are still vendor spaces available for the full season or by the week. Nonprofits are also welcome to dispense information at the market.

Live entertainment is provided weekly and anyone interested in performing or having a booth at the market may contact the chamber office at 315-493-3590 or visit Mrs. Turner at the market Friday mornings.

The chamber booth is to the right at the market pavilion’s entrance.

The market is held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays until Oct. 11 on Riverside Drive.

Village law prohibits dogs within 25 feet of the farmers market pavilion.

This year’s Trash To Treasure Day — community-wide rummage sales — is Saturday, June 1. There will be a list of residents and businesses having sales on the chamber website:

“What a great way to clean out all your unwanted items and make some cash,” said Mrs. Turner.

In addition to sales, so businesses and organizations are holding special events.

Carthage Free Library, 412 Budd St., is holding a Book Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bag of books can be purchased for $2.

“Take a break from village wide yard sale shopping to browse our book sale inside the library, and buy a cup of coffee and some baked goods,” said a library spokesperson. “There’s a great selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.”

The sale will continue for a week during regular library hours, ending on June 8.

Returning vendors:

n Charlotte Everett — organic produce

n 5Corners Gardens — flowers and vegetable plants, produce

n Cindy Bancroft — embroidered and crocheted items

n Elaine Brouty — jam, jelly, syrup, sewing, wood items, produce

n Root 42 Rustics — rustic wooden crafts

n Brenda DeRoche — knitted hats, mittens and scarves, blankets, dog sweaters

n Janice Gardner — fruits, veggies, sewn and wood products

n Marjorie Moser — baked goods

n Marvin Swartzentruber — honey

n Red Barn Meats — beef, meat products

n Terry Buckley — doll clothes, aprons, hand sewn items

n Fish Happy Lures — fishing lures

n Simmons Farm — produce, crafts

n Stony Creek Country Store — home baked goods

n Darlene LaPlatney — crafts, soaps, salves

n Jamie Favry — craft items

n 1000 Islands Winery wines

n Brittney Haddix — hand woven home décor

n Sterling Roots & Co — hand built sterling jewelry, wood décor, paintings

n Bruce Johnson — Flower and vegetable plants, produce, herbs

n Michelle Stephens — wool products, woven towels, decorative items

n Janice Hilligas — crafts, repurposed items

n Shake N Pop — fresh lemonade, burgers, hot dogs, fries, snacks

n Polar Ponchos — Fleece ponchos

n Pat Labarge — wooden crafts

n Sandy Wilton — crafts

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