They’re ba-aack! Instead of poltergeists – please tell me you’ve at least heard of the movie – “they” are many of the vendors who inspired long lines of regular customers at last year’s Kingstowne Farmers Market.
The market opens Wear comfortable shoes as you head out to mark to return of vendors such as Cenan’s Bakery, Chesley Vegetable Farms & Allenberg Orchards, and Colonial Kettle Corn.
“We’re happy to be coming back to Kingstowne for another year,” said Judy Payne of . “We’re accepting credit cards this year … that could get some people in trouble,” she laughed.
Matt Bressan’s trying to help his pickle customers steer clear of some dietary trouble. “I’ve changed a lot of recipes since last year,” he said. “Less sugar. Less salt this year.”
Bressan also said the Kingstowne’s Farmers Market is “a good way to start off the weekend for the markets. I like the market … I like the way they run their markets. It’s very organized.”
In this case “they” means the Fairfax County Park Authority.
“Thanks to a mild winter, many of our farmers are starting the season this year with strawberries and asparagus!” said Fairfax County Park Authority Public Information Officer Judy Pedersen.
She said, “In our Kingstowne market we have produce vendors, bakeries, meat vendors and a nursery.” Pedersen also highlighted a charcuterie [a special way of cooking meat], which is new to the market this year, and a vendor who sells fresh ground mustards.
Since the vendors are raring to go, they wonder if another “they” will be there, too? This time, “they” means you.
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