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Jeannie Bertram, from Bath’s Blend Coffeehouse, and her dog Jody meet up with Kait Stein, with Faber Easy Drinking Liquors, during opening day of the Bath Farmers Market May 18. Jeannie Bertram, from Bath’s Blend Coffeehouse, and her dog Jody meet up with Kait Stein, with Faber Easy Drinking Liquors, during opening day of the Bath Farmers Market May 18.
Anne Berenson visits with Joyce Marin at Macungie Mountain Farm’s lemonade stand.Press photos by Paul Cmil Anne Berenson visits with Joyce Marin at Macungie Mountain Farm’s lemonade stand.Press photos by Paul Cmil
Joe Conicelli has 18 flavors of fresh-ground peanut butter and an assortment of honey at his Peanut N More stand at the farmers market in Bath, located at Keystone Park, Green Street and Route 329. Joe Conicelli has 18 flavors of fresh-ground peanut butter and an assortment of honey at his Peanut N More stand at the farmers market in Bath, located at Keystone Park, Green Street and Route 329.
Charlotte and Leila Kuhn give a thumbs up while enjoying Mark Haggerty’s kettle corn. Charlotte and Leila Kuhn give a thumbs up while enjoying Mark Haggerty’s kettle corn.
John and Kathy Huber, along with Rachel Museler, show off their baked goods from Sweets and Savories bakery in Nazareth. John and Kathy Huber, along with Rachel Museler, show off their baked goods from Sweets and Savories bakery in Nazareth.
Steve Brancato has samples ready to go of Banter’s Hard Cider, based in Stroudsburg. Steve Brancato has samples ready to go of Banter’s Hard Cider, based in Stroudsburg.

Bath market is open for business

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Bath Farmers Market opened May 18 with a couple of new stands and return of perennial favorites.

Mark Haggerty, with his collection of kettle corn and specialty nuts, has been with the farmers market since it started.

“I’ve been successful at this spot, and we get a pretty good turnout,” he said.

His main store is the Popcorn Pit in Allentown.

Covered Bridge Farm is another longtime supporter of the market.

“We are still early in the season, but we expect cucumbers in a couple of weeks,” Kelly Hower said.

Twin Maple Farms specializes in potatoes and has lettuce during the springtime. The farm has been with the market since its inception.

Almost everyone had great-looking rhubarb stalks for fans of tart desserts. Hower has a recipe for rhubarb cake, which, according to her analysis, lasts longer than traditional rhubarb pie in a family of five kids.

Two new vendors, Faber Easy Drinking Liquors and Banter’s Hard Cider, offered a taste of their craft brews that warmed up customers on a chilly night. Faber is brewed in Trumbauersville. Banter’s has a location in Stroudsburg, open 3-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Jay Perkins had Weyerbacher beers available for tasting, including recent releases of a Belgian-style wit and Mean Squeeze, an IPA. Weyerbacher is a longtime supporter of the farmers market.

Sweets and Savories came to the market from Nazareth, where it has its main bakery.

“We came here to introduce our baked goods to a new audience,” said John Huber, one of the owners.

His raisin bread, an obvious favorite, did not last long.

The market is open 3 p.m. every Friday until fall, and the product variety changes with the growing season.