Clarendon Farmers’ Market opens for the season

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 29 June 2019 at 8:18 pm

Vendors will be at Historical Society on Thursdays

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Suzanne Stymus shows of a quart of tomatoes in her booth at the Clarendon Farmers’ Market, which opened for the season on Thursday.

Nyla Gaylord, manager of the Clarendon Farmers’ Market, sits by her banty rooster, which she brought to opening day of the market on Thursday, along with frozen roasting chickens to sell.

CLARENDON – Clarendon Farmers’ Market opened for the season on Thursday afternoon, with a handful of vendors and music by the Fox Den Band from Brockport.

Nyla Gaylord is not only the market manager, but a vendor also. She brought frozen roasting chickens, which she raises.

Opening day saw a few vendors, but Gaylord said it will pick up as the season progresses.

In fact, she was excited about one local grower who said he will have fresh corn on the cob next week.

Big Dog BBQ from Holley was also a nice addition to market, Gaylord said. Owner Ed Rice said this was his first time at the market and he is looking forward to increased participation by vendors and customers.

Suzanne Stymus was doing business selling tomatoes, broccoli, beets and cucumbers. The Barre resident said her family farm, run by her husband Dennis and his father Edward, likes to sell locally.

Gary and Rita Casale of Clarendon had their homemade beef jerky. They heard about the market from the town historian, Melissa Ierlan.

“And we love Nyla and wanted to support the market,” Gary said.

Another vendor was set up with plants and handmade items.

The market will be open at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the summer at the Clarendon Historical Society at 16385 Church St. next to the Town Hall.

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