Austintown Farmers Market plans community events

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Children created free crafts at the Kids Corner tent at the weekly Austintown Farmers Market August 19 at Austintown Township Park.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Community members gathered at Austintown Township Park August 19 to purchase items from local vendors at the weekly Austintown Farmers Market.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .The Winston Soap Company, of Austintown, run by Elsie Wood, set up a stand selling handmade soap salt scrubs and other items at the Austintown Farmers Market August 19.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .James Natural Products had a stand at the Austintown Farmers Market August 19, selling baked goods, honey products, canned goods and fresh seasonal fruit.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Todd Shaffer cooked hotdogs to give out to community members who spent more than $5 at the Austintown Farmers Market August 19.


The Austintown Farmers Market hosted its weekly market on Aug. 19 at Austintown Township Park.

Organizer of the market Shannon Lehn said that this was one of the last markets this year.

“We have two markets left after this one this year,” Lehn said. “After Memorial Day the market usually falls off anyway.”

Lehn said that in place of hosting the market for longer throughout the year, she instead organized a number of special community events.

On Sept. 27, the market will host the first Apple Festival, which will include a number of the farmers market vendors.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun, a very family friendly event to get into the fall season,” Lehn said.

Along with vendors the event will host two free shows by performer Jungle Terry, running at 6 and 7 p.m.

The event will also have a safe trick or treat event, a rummage sale and a bonfire at dusk.

“We are hoping to get a lot of support for the trick or treat from local businesses,” Lehn said.

Later in the year Lehn said she also organized a Christmas Show on Nov. 15 and a Winter Market on Dec. 20.

“We want people to have the option to buy some of their Christmas gifts from local vendors,” Lehn said.

She said that new to the market this year has been the loyalty cards, which offer customers different free prizes for spending certain amount of money.

The market also added a kids corner with a free craft each week for children to try.

“We have had a great year, the vendors are happy and so are the community members,” Lehn said.

To participate in any of the upcoming markets, contact Lehn at 330-349-2503.