Northampton Press

Monday, May 25, 2020
PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR.Jude Chartier, owner of Chartier Farms, sets up shop May 15, opening day of the 2020 Bath Farmers Market, now in its 13th season. PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR.Jude Chartier, owner of Chartier Farms, sets up shop May 15, opening day of the 2020 Bath Farmers Market, now in its 13th season.
Derrick Gorman, of Broken Willow Winery, Cresco, sells spirits during the market, open Fridays at Keystone Park, Route 329 and Green Street. Derrick Gorman, of Broken Willow Winery, Cresco, sells spirits during the market, open Fridays at Keystone Park, Route 329 and Green Street.

Now open for business

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Sunny day for start of Bath market

A sign stating “Protect your neighbors. Keep your mask covering your nose and mouth at all times” greeted shoppers May 15, opening day of the 2020 Bath Farmers Market.

The farmers market, now in its 13th season, is held 3-6:30 p.m. every Friday at Keystone Park, Route 329 and Green Street.

It will remain open through Sept. 3.

The beautiful, warm weather yielded a nice attendance for this first day. Attendees seemed delighted to be outside among other people, albeit masked and maintaining social distancing.

Fresh vegetables were limited, due to the early growing season. In June, farms including Cattle Creek Farm and Twin Maple Farms will participate with additional vegetables and fruits.

A wide range of vendors were on hand to fashion a nice shopping experience.

Vendors included Chartier Farms, operated by Jude Chartier. This is an open-access, naturally raised poultry farm. His business’ motto is “from our hands to your table.”

Broken Willow Winery, of Cresco, and Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works were on hand selling spirits. Broken Willow offered a number of wines, while Fegley sold fruit-flavored canned drinks.

Beautiful flowers and cookies were available for sale by Haynes Flowers, of Bath, and Sweetly Smitten Cookies, owned by Sally Laidacker, of Easton.

A variety of tasty peanut butters were sold by David Diaz of Gourmet Peanut Butter n’ More.

Blendlife, of New Tripoli, operated a food and smoothie stand for attendees. They tout great-tasting food made of unique, nutrient-packed ingredients designed to leave the patron feeling energized and healthy.

The farmers market’s 2020 sponsor is Linda Roth, CPA. Roth provides tax preparation, retirement planning, payroll, business start-up advice and more. She can be reached at 610-837-8081 or linda@lindarothcpa.com

For information on the farmers market, contact Sarah Fulton, market manager, at 570-249-0131 or bathmarketmanager@gmail.com.