We have a new member of our family. Her name is Darla, she’s 7 years old, and she is the sweetest, gentlest dog ever. She is adopted from The Humane Society of York County. Take a look at the other beautiful, loving dogs they have available for adoption at www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org.
I brought Darla home with me on Thursday and since she enjoyed riding in the car and the weather cooled off a bunch, I decided to take her with me to Old Town Market in Rock Hill Thursday evening. One of my favorite things about Farmer’s Markets, besides having the opportunity to produce local goods straight from the source, is that they tend to be dog friendly places.
Old Town Market is a new Farmer’s Market (I believe it began last year) that features local produce and crafts. It takes place twice a week rain or shine, Thursdays from 5-8pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon. All produce sold at Old Town Market is grown in York, Chester, or Lancaster County. In addition to produce, vendors also sell fresh-cut flowers, plants, grass-fed beef, and a variety of homemade crafts. The Thursday Market includes free children’s activities and live musical entertainment. The evening we were there they had cornhole, hula hoops, and sidewalk chalk set out.
This year Old Town Market is taking place in the parking lot at the corner of Dave Lyle Blvd and East White St, but plans are for the Market to have a new canopy-covered open air space next year between two buildings on Caldwell St. Attendance was light when we were there, most likely because of bad storms rolling through the area. I also noticed that a number of the vendors who were scheduled to be there were not.
I roasted the okra and made a wonderful Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette using the tomatoes.
For a complete schedule of events and vendors at upcoming Old Town Markets visit www.onlyinoldtown.com.