Wellsboro Growers Market Returns Thursday, May 19
Photo by John Eaton
Liz McLelland (shown) will be standing with her banner at the 2022 Wellsboro Growers Market as she does every year.
Thursday, May 19, and every Thursday through Oct. 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Wellsboro Growers Market will be on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro, next to the Green Free Library, weather permitting.
Ann Vayansky and Kim Furry will be bringing shrubs, small trees and flowers, all native to North Central Pennsylvania and ready for planting that they raise and sell under the name of Growin’ Native. Among them will be serviceberry, white flowering dogwood, red twig dogwood, black cherry, buttonbush, nannyberry viburnum, obedient plant, red columbine and red bee balm.
Liz McLelland of Yorkshire Meadows is known for her custom baking with a British flair and her sense of humor. The banner she always has to identify her booth and will again on May 19 reads: “Put on the kettle, make the tea, order your baked goods, right from me.”
McLelland is bringing assorted jams, including raspberry mango, triple berry, strawberry rhubarb and blueberry; both lemon curd and lime curd; carrot cake; pecan sandies; ginger cookies; oatmeal raisin cookies; shortbread cookies; peanut butter cookies with peanut butter chips; lemon curd bars; caramel shortbread bars; and rhubarb dream bars. In addition she will have a selection of knitted gift items on May 19.
At the New View Farm booth will be artisan breads, herb focaccia, bagels (plain, cinnamon raisin and everything) and Boston cream cupcakes as well as jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup products, homemade sauerkraut, sprouts and ground horseradish.
Kathy Siegrist of Bakery 303, “the pound cake lady” is offering five of her pound cake flavors at the May 19 market, including classic butter, serious chocolate, orange-cranberry, lemon glazed, and coconut as well as chocolate dipped cake pops and pretzels.
At the CBJ Collective booth will be hand-poured scented candles in a wide variety of fragrances, wax melts, artisan soaps and new this year, a liquid bar soap. Customers who have purchased liquid soaps from this booth in the past are encouraged to bring their containers with them for a refill.
Growers, bakers, candymakers, maple producers, artisans, craftsmen, musicians and others who want to participate on May 19 or at another upcoming market are asked to contact Thomas Putnam, event organizer, for more information by calling (570) 439-2000.
“Our Growers Market is usually a rain or shine event,” Putnam said. “When there are rain showers, we stay outside under the trees. If there is a downpour or constant, heavy rain, the market will be canceled. We will adhere to CDC guidelines should there be a surge in COVID cases.”
For updates on who and what will be at the market, visit the Wellsboro Growers Market Facebook page or email email@example.com.
Writing: Diane Eaton