Thought you missed the last day of Thursday's seasonal Farmers Market at Wagner Farm Arboretum, complete with gourmet foods as well as local produce, that was advertised for most of the summer as getting ready to close on Oct. 10?
Well, you're in luck — the season has been extended with a good many of the participating vendors into November, and you can stop by this Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. — even as preparations are underway for the opening of Brite Nites on Friday.
The Warren Township website as of Wednesday night listed the last day for the market this season as Nov. 21.
Suzanne Smith, president of the non-profit arboretum, earlier this month said a good many of the regular vendors who were at the market then will be staying on with the usual Thursday market day through November. The list might be updated, she added at that time.
Along with produce, recently including tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, potatoes, onions, apples and more, the market also includes vendors who sell gourmet and prepared foods.
Smith said a few weeks ago that the list of participants who will continue to sell their wares includes Mini Mac Farm, Paolo's Kitchen, Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits, Malanga's Farm, Northwoods Soap & Candle Co., and possibly more.
She said the last day of the season will be the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, when the usual day will be moved from Thursday.
Vendors at the market have offered fresh seasonal produce, some organic, fresh brown eggs, naturally-raised beef, pork, poultry, naturally-grown produce, flowers, milk; gluten-free dishes, cheese, breads and pickles.
The market will be open this Thursday prior to the opening of this year's Brite Nites Halloween pumpkin event, Smith said. The market and Brite Nites will continue through the following week, she said.