CRESTLINE -- The Crestline Farmers Market, 202 N. Thoman St. (two blocks south of McDonald’s) is gearing up for its fifth season beginning Tuesday May 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. and will continue, rain or shine, every Tuesday from May until the end of October.
The market is sponsored by the Crestline United Methodist Church. Each month the market will be giving back to the community through donations.
During the month of May, the market will collect personal hygiene items, cleaning and paper products, to be donated to the Crestline Assistance Ministerial Program (CAMP). Toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, shampoo, soap, toilet bowl disinfectant, Clorox wipes, etc. will be collected.
In June the market will collect nonperishable food, pet food will be July’s donation, in August the market will collect school supplies, September will be food, paper, cleaning, personal hygiene and in October the market will be collecting mittens, hats and scarves.
The list of vendors for the market continues to grow. Some of the vendors from previous seasons include Witter Farm’s plants, flowers and produce, Bill’s Cookies, TEA’s Bakery, Paynter’s Organic Meat, Ken Parr’s embroidered items, Linda and George Bauer’s apple dumplings and pies, Keith and Melissa Pry’s various dips, sweet rolls and dog treats, and Loaves of Love breads and rolls.
New vendors include Rader’s Homemade Ice Cream, and Meredith Howell’s Honey. Vendors interested in participating must be registered and adhere to the market’s motto of “make it, bake it, craft it, grow it.” If interested in joining, call market director Rebecca McKean at 419-545-1090.
The market supports nonprofit fundraising. Arlene Smith and Rachel Sims will be selling items for mission projects and the Angels of Hope Relay for Life team will have food available for a donation. Those interested in using the market to help raise funds for nonprofits should call Becky McKean.
The Red Door Sisters of the First United Methodist Church will be selling Cooper’s Mill products, the church will offer free water during the market and will take prayer requests. Communion is available to all during the market, as well.