The Jam and Jelly Lady

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Open House: Snappin' Asparagus and Strawberry Jam!

This weekend is typical of summer for us:  really burning the candle at both ends!  First, the West Chester Farmers Market near Cincinnati, Ohio opens. That market always opens with a bang - loads of vendors even though it's still pretty early for produce. The West Chester/Liberty Township Art Council is displaying tons of local talent at the market as well.  This year, the Council will be displaying works of art every second Saturday of the month at the market.

www.westchestersfarmersmarket.com for directions. 

Next, from 10-5 on Saturday, my strawberry farmer, Jon Branstrator, of Clarksville, is hosting his first private Snappin' Asparagus and Strawberry Jam Festival at his farm.  This event will showcase his splendid spring crops as well as our jams!  We utilized over 4,000 pounds of Jon's berries last year - both for our products and for teaching canning classes.   Other area farmers will also have small booths there to show off their first-of-the-season crops, too.  I believe Guy and Sandy Ashmore (That Guy's Family Farm) are going to be there - old friends of ours!  

That's the very best part about this little festival.  Catching up with all our farm friends.  Some of us have worked farmers markets for over 17 years together - back when a farmers' market was considered an 18th century oddity around here!   

www.branstratorfarms.com for directions.

Thanks for reading our blog, and have a great day! 

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