BY PHIL WHEELER
Every Tuesday and Friday, from now through Friday, Sept. 3, the Lakeside Farmers Market is host to a variety of open air stands. The market is located in the greenspace around the Lakeside Schoolhouse, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Ample parking is available across the street.
Lindsey Bergman, of Bergman’s Produce, has had a stand at the Market for six years. She brings her two daughters, Lauren, 11, and Jillian, 10, to give her a helping hand.
“We get to know the people, and the girls get to work on their math skills,” said Bergman. “People actually ask to have the girls wait on them.”
This day, she had fresh-picked local corn and tomatoes for sale.
Anything and everything from fresh and organic produce to fresh-cut flowers are sold. There are stands selling honey, coffee beans, hand-painted dog treats, loose leaf packaged tea, homemade baked goods, and artisan breads.
All items sold are grown or baked within a 70-mile radius. This provides the Lakeside Farmers Market the opportunity to purchase regionally-produced goods and contribute to the growth of the local economy.
As the summer continues, expect to see more and more fresh produce become available.