Greenville Farmers’ Market is returning on Saturday, June 2 located by the
Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and Broadway. Sponsored
by Wayne Healthcare and KitchenAid Experience the Farmers’ Market has been a
staple of summer in Darke County since 1998, and this year promises to be
another great year to shop for fresh produce, baked goods and local crafts from
many great local vendors. Here’s a sampling of vendors and what you’ll find at
The Ansonia FFA Greenhouse will
offer seasonal plants and produce including annuals, perennials, trees, fruits,
vegetables and potted herbs.
Rhoadeside Noodles & More
will have Noodles, Breads, Angel Food Cake. This is a family business with
their boys helping in making the noodles. The eggs for the noodles and
cakes are gathered daily right on their farm.
Community Gardens enjoy naturally produced fruits and vegetables. By gathering
people around shared food, shared work, and shared inquiry, the Greenville
Community Gardens Project fosters a culture that draws meaning and pleasure
from the connections among people, land, and food.
Threewits Heritage Farm will be
offering fresh flowers, vegetables, and crafts.
M & R enterprises will have
her family friendly books about legends and hauntings in Darke County and the
mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee for sale.
Francis Byers will have fresh
fruits and vegetables from his acre of land and 60 fruit trees starting in
Three Generations will be
offering crocheted goods, a variety of baked goods and embroidered items.
Simply Dessert will offer
homemade baked goods made with all natural ingredients and no preservatives.
Kurt Wolf offers baked goods,
vegetables, crafts, eggs, berries and jams.
KD’s Café, Cakes and Mini Donuts
will have their popular mini donuts and coffee available
The market will run all summer
and into the fall, 20 Saturdays in all, from June 2 until October 13 and will
be held rain or shine. It will be open from 9am until 1 pm.
Members of Girl Scout Troop #31293,Kassidy York and Samantha Buchy, assist with the downtown plantings. This is their fourth year participating in the Adopt A Box program.
On May 19, nearly 100 people from businesses,
organizations and families came to beautify downtown. With the early morning start, volunteers from BASF and Boy
Scout Troop #373 assisted with the
unloading and spreading of mulch and planting Annie Oakley Park. From 8:00am
until 11:00am on Saturday morning people gathered in the downtown to plant
their adopted box organized by the Main Street Greenville’s Design Committee.
If you are in downtown this summer, check out the
colorful additions to the downtown along with the rows of street poles
recognizing the Adopt-A-Box participants.
Children, parents, grandparents, co-workers, and friends all took part
in the planting of the vibrant colors along South Broadway. “This program was
designed to reach out and involve the community and to have an appreciation for
downtown Greenville,” stated Mike Henderson, Main Street Greenville Design
Chair. Throughout the summer the
participants will be maintaining their box or pot while helpful hands of more
community volunteers water them.
year’s program recognizes BASF, Miller Flowers, Spencer’s Landscaping, Fresh
Air Farms, Wayne Industries and City of Greenville Street Department for
contributing time, materials and or monetary donation towards this community
A great big thanks to the 2012 Adopt A Box
participants: Heartland of Greenville, Greenville
National Bank, Second National Bank, KitchenAid Experience, Wayne Healthcare,
George & Becky Luce, Carolyn Fisher, Danny's Place, Granny's Corner, Linda
Stachler Darke Co. Recorder, Stegall, Rhoades, Delaplane Commissioners,
CenturyLink, The Meat Shop, Dick & Debby Sodders, Mike & Debby
Henderson, Mercer Savings Bank, The Wilson Family, Theodore Finnarn Law Office,
Darke Co. Farmers Union, Chad, Lauren, Carson & Ethan Henry, Michael's Fine
Clocks & Jewelry, Darke Co. Democratic Women, Wayne Industries,
Comprehensive Health Network, Beltone Hearing & Audiology, Donald and Janet
Weills, Advanced Eyecare, American Title Resources, Darke Co. Chamber of
Commerce, AAA Miami Valley, Edgetown Veterinary Clinic & Laser Center, AMS
Uniforms, Ann's Gifts, Woodland Primary, Canine Capers 4-H Club, Andria Haworth
Financial Advisor Edward Jones, Brethren Retirement Community, Mark Middlecoff,
Youniques, DarkeJournal.com, Merri & Payton Niekamp, Commercial Printing,
Girl Scout Troop #31293, D'Alessios, Myers Excavating & Construction, Mote
& Associates, Sadie Grace & Readmore's Hallmark, The A&B Coffee
& Cake Co., Cavalier Clothing, and Jordan, Addison and Avery Ernst
people working together and having fun, great things can be
accomplished-planting community pride one box at a time.