ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The N. 4th Street Farmers Market is almost over, but you could still find vendors out selling their produce to their consumers.
Owner of Thomas Family Orchard, Bill Thomas, was out selling his apples, plums and grapes, which are all fresh as he picks his produce just two days before the Farmers’ Market.
Thomas said, “Freshness, some picked today, some picked yesterday. It’s all about quality, it’s all about control, it’s all about looks, and presentation.”
Thomas added that he also has some older varieties, like the Jonathan apple, that is not as common and may not be available at your local grocery store. Even though the Farmers’ Market may be ending, Thomas explains that the orchard is just getting started and has a lot more on the way.
Thomas mentioned, “We have 32 varieties, so we are just getting wound up. There’s much more to come, and we are open at the farm, 2230 Irish Ridge out of Stovertown state Route 555. So we’ll be there.”
If you were unable to come out to the Farmers’ Market, you can continue going to the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds until the end of October.