Tarentum Farm Market returns with new sellers, old favorites

Fresh eggs, just-picked produce and homemade raisin bread will help fill the parking lot at First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum when the farm market returns for the June 8 season.

At least three new vendors will join the fray, along with the annual offerings of fried potato pancakes and wine.

The market is held Wednesday through October from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 913 Lock St., in the church parking lot across the street.

“People love the winery’s freshly grown vegetables and homemade bread, pastries and wine,” said Pastor Phil Beck, pastor.

The church has been organizing the market for at least five years.

This year’s lineup consists of:

• 3 brothers and a chicken coop

Vibo’s Bakery

Gabriel’s garden

• Old School Meats

• Grimm Farm

Catering with cracked eggs

• Father Miro

• The vineyard

Home instead

• Lion’s Club

• Cavanaugh Pastry

• Lynette’s crazy custom cakes

• Wretched farms.

New to the market this year is Jessica Cavanaugh, a Harrison baker who will sell sweet treats such as cupcakes, sugar cookies and flavored muffins.

For her special peach muffins, she uses the fresh fruit “from the peach wagon” that visits the region every summer.

Beck said the market is a perfect opportunity for local entrepreneurs to sell their goods to the public.

He said the church is coordinating the market free of charge for the vendors as a service to the community.

Beck said it’s not uncommon to see people hanging out in the parking lot, visiting each other.

“The market creates a community meeting place for everyone,” he said.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 724-226-7726, [email protected] or via Twitter

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