By Toria Reisman
As the month of October is coming to an end, so is the opportunity to experience people selling produce and other goods on the streets of downtown Delaware.
Main Street Delaware’s downtown Farmer’s Market will be stopping for the 2013 year after Saturday, Oct. 26.
Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, Sandusky Street has been lined with vendors selling their products.
“There are always delicious free samples and I can’t help but want to buy something every time I go,” said sophomore Jessica Demes, who said she has visited the market frequently.
Vendors are able to participate for a $10 table fee each week and can reserve a table for the whole season, which begins in late may and runs through the last Saturday in October. Every Wednesday between 3 and 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings between 9:30 and12:30 p.m. vendors are able to showcase their products to anyone walking by.
Fred, a vendor from South Marion, Ohio, said he sells all homemade products, including traditional chocolate chip and pumpkin cookies, a variety of breads and pies, kettle corn and others. Fred said he sold around 1,100 pies last year and believes he has reached that mark for the 2013 season.
Buyers are welcome to taste some of the Sallie Sloboda products when they walk by. Fred typically has free samples of his products sitting out on his table for customers to test.
Another table, selling fresh produce, has also been participating in the farmer’s market for the entire 2013 season. Working at his mother’s stand, Curtis said his favorite part about the market is meeting new people.
Not all of the vendors consistently attend every Wednesday and Saturday; however, there is always a variety of products being sold. The market will start back up in the 2014 season after it closes for the year on Saturday.