Organizer 'ecstatic' about Trevorton's first farmers market
TREVORTON - Birdhouses, bottles and bars of soap were just a few of the items for sale in the parking lot of the Trevorton Foundry Thursday afternoon.
Seven vendors offering products ranging from produce to rare coins gathered for Trevorton's first farmers market.
Ciara Voneida, organizer of the event, offered a collection of garden vegetables and homemade goat's milk soap at her stand. She said she was happy about both the number of vendors and shoppers that came out for the market's first appearance.
"We're ecstatic," said Voneida.
She said that she had several additional vendors scheduled for next Thursday.
Angela Wilkinson, of Angie's Market, did not operate a stand but attended the event said she would like to see more food stands in coming weeks. She added that youth football scrimmages at the adjacent fields helped bring in patrons.
"It's going to get crazy," Wilkinson said as cars began to fill the parking lot for the match.
David Reigel, of Coal Township, said his snow cone stand had "a lot of traffic in and out."
A line of children and adults at his stand remained nearly constant for the first hour he was open.
Rich Post, of Shamokin, operated a stand of hand-carved birdhouses. He said he also participated in the farmers market in Hamburg, but had to get up as early as 3 a.m. to secure his spot. With the close-to-home location of the Trevorton market, he wouldn't have to drive as far, saving him both time and money.
"We'd figure we'd try here, get in on the ground floor," said Post. He said he would return for several weeks before deciding if he would stay permanently.
The farmers market operates from 3 p.m. until dusk Thursdays in the Trevorton Foundry parking lot.