Farmer-fresh veggies, fruit & much more Saturday


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitasmedia.com



Tawny and her son Brian Pierce at their first Clinton County Farmers Market.


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The grand opening of the 2017 Clinton County Farmers Market is 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 17 featuring music, food and much more on Mulberry between Locust and Main.

WILMINGTON — A mother-son duo is among the newer vendors at this year’s Clinton County Farmers Market.

Tawny and Brian Pierce of Testarossa Farms in Blanchester started displaying their fresh fruits and vegetables, and Brian’s pottery, this year.

“This was something that I had wanted to do for a while and the time just seemed right,” said Tawny Pierce.

Pierce and her family moved to Blanchester from Dayton 15 years ago and the have been dabbling in gardening for a long time.

“I’ve been gardening as a hobby ever since I was little and helping out my grandfather,” she said.

Meanwhile, her son Brian, who studied at Ohio University as a fine arts student, had been making his porcelain products such as mugs and vases for a while.

The two combined their crafts and signed up for the festival.

“Brian said to me, ‘This is something you wanted to do, so let’s do it,’” said Tawny.

Their goods were first on display earlier in June and, as Tawny recalled, it was an enjoyable experience.

“It was great,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to this weekend.”

Testarossa is just one of several vendors that’ll be at the 2017 Summer Market Grand Opening. Others include new vendors Ogden Acres, and returning vendors like Nystreats Ltd.

There will also be face painting for kids, Young’s Dairy On the Moove food truck, and live music by Old Man Stuckert’s Family Band.

The grand opening will be in front of the General Denver on Mulberry Street in downtown Wilmington and last from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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Tawny and her son Brian Pierce at their first Clinton County Farmers Market.
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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

The grand opening of the 2017 Clinton County Farmers Market is 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 17 featuring music, food and much more on Mulberry between Locust and Main.

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574