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Warsaw Richmond County Main Street program plans more contests for upcoming Farmer’s Markets
Manager of the Warsaw Farmers’ Market,
Hillary Pugh, recently presented the schedule for the upcoming season of the Warsaw Farmers’ Market at a regular meeting of the Warsaw
Richmond County Main Street Program. A team of dedicated WRCMSP volunteers manage the monthly events which are held on Courthouse
Circle, the street running along the historic Richmond County Circuit Courthouse, every second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning
on May 11. Parking is free.
“It will be the third year for the Warsaw Farmers’ Market,” Pugh said. “And we are excited to include
a variety of contests for Farmer’s Market cook offs throughout the season this year.”
Last season, the WRCMSP’s successes included
a well-attended market schedule, culminating with the First Annual Apple Pie Festival in September. This year’s events will incorporate
similar contests, beginning in May with Jams & Jellies. The additional contests will feature fruit cobblers, ice cream, pickles,
and finally, more apple pies, all homemade by the area’s finest.
To stake a claim in the May contest, participants should present
their non-returnable jam or jelly to the market by 11 a.m. Judges will announce winners at noon. Forms are required to be completed
by contestants before they can enter and are available online or can be completed during the day of the event. Participation may be
limited due to time constraints, so get your best bets turned in as soon as possible.
Pugh said there will be lots of flowers and
plants on sale at the May market as well as fruits and veggies from local farmers, artisans and bakers, all offering perfect treats
for Mother’s Day. Other vendors will be offering crafts for children. Music will be provided by Cold Steel Country. Monthly updates,
photos and contest details about the markets will be featured on www.wrcmsp.com and www.warsawfarmersmarket.com, which also has details
for vendors interested in participating. Last year’s Taste of the Market, featuring unique offerings from area chefs using ingredients
available at the market, will return beginning in June.
The MSP is an apolitical, non-profit group that welcomes volunteers and suggestions
and needs members to support its efforts at revitalization. Other, equally important accomplishments of WRCMSP include improving appearances
and attracting business to the Main Street area, assisting with the new Main Street Park and the annual Christmas parade. The group
believes that through its activities a stronger sense of community will be fostered in Warsaw and Richmond County. The group uses
the saddlery in Warsaw as its office and can be contacted at 313-2222 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently the group approved a
new board of directors, which includes Cindy West as chairwoman, Pat Pugh as executive director and Gregory Packett as director. Hillary
Pugh serves as the group’s president, Meredith Smith as vice president, Susan Hale as secretary and Joanne Saville as treasurer. Nearly
60 area residents and businesses are among the 2012 WRCMSP sponsors.
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