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Huron Farmers Market Harvest Fest activities planned Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Oct 11th, 2012

Handmade items created by Kelly Knispel of Dakota Carding and Wool Co. of Groton are shown. Knispel will be demonstrating wool carding and spinning at the Huron Farmers Market Harvest Fest Saturday morning. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Huron Farmers Market will host its second annual Harvest Fest from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The market will run as usual, with vendors selling melons, pumpkins, onions, potatoes, peppers, squash, beets, baked goods, jams, jellies, farm fresh eggs, and much more.

This will mark the final date for the 2012 Huron Farmers Market.

Jarred Hannish from Hannish farms will bring all natural, pasture raised meats for sale, including beef, lamb, pork and chicken. These meats are all USDA processed and approved, and this will be a go­od time to stock up for the winter.

Don’t Spill the Beans will also offer flavored coffees.

The former Beadle County Extension Building will be open for demonstrations and programs. These will include a cooking demonstration presented by Shauna Nichols, who will be making her delicious tortillas, and she will have some to sell as well.

Darla Gay will be showing knitting and weaving techniques

Kelly Knispel, sheep farmer and owner of Dakota Carding and Wool Co. of Groton, will demonstrate wool carding and spinning. She makes an assortment of items which she will be offering for sale.

Shirley and Kara Testerman will be demonstrating pumpkin paintings as well as selling pumpkins that are already decorated and looking for a new home.

Starting at 9 a.m. Glenda Oakley will hold a seminar on selecting tomato verities, and how to prepare the soil for growing better tomatoes.

At 10 a.m. Oakley will discuss diseases and bugs on tomatoes and conditions during the growing season. At 11 a.m. she will show how to demonstrate straw bale gardening.

Also at 11 a.m., the Wolsey Baptist Church will present a puppet show, so bring the kids for a fun time.

All of these sessions will be held inside the former Beadle County Extension Building; just watch for the signs.

Guitar students of Barb Valer will be performing throughout the morning. Be sure and stop to listen and show your support for their efforts..

Putters and Scoops will have a booth featuring SDSU ice cream, and Ruby Schmidt, “the Bread Lady,” will be at her spot. She has been recuperating from an accident. Even though she is unable to do any bread baking at this time, she would enjoy visiting with those attending.

Each vendor will have its own games and prizes for everyone. Everyone is invited to attend!

For the complete article see the 10-10-2012 issue.

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