And people appear to be excited for the market season to start.
“If you look, I think you can see,” said Debra Liston, taking in the few dozen people traversing from booth to booth around Fairfield’s market, which sits in the parking lot between Fairfield Lane Library and Village Green Park.
Liston owns Fairfield-based Mwimbula Coffee Roasters and said farmers markets are “really a city gathering spot and people are really interested in local stuff.”
That excitement was further seen at a booth for Katie’s Classic Cookies. The business sold out of product in less than 90 minutes.
“We have never sold so many so quickly, we have never sold at the pace that we sold today,” said Lynne Toensmeyer, who owns the business with her daughter, Katie Toensmeyer. “We have not stopped.”
And when the calendar turns to May, more farmers markets will populate the county, including in Hamilton, Liberty Twp., West Chester Twp. and Oxford.
Here are farmers markets in Butler County:
- When: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7 to Aug. 30
- Where: Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Road
- More info: www.liberty-center.com
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