Farmers’ market heats up


Salsa Challenge held in Wauseon

By Cory Johnson - For the Expositor



Farmers’ Market volunteer Helen Leady serves up patrons eager to taste the four different categories of homemade, locally grown salsa.

Farmers’ Market volunteer Helen Leady serves up patrons eager to taste the four different categories of homemade, locally grown salsa.


Cory Johnson | Fulton County Expositor

Archbold resident Michael Buck was on hand to provide a variety of folk, country, blues, and alternative music live.


Cory Johnson | Fulton County Expositor

The racing of children, adults, families, and community members alike to Fulton Street bright and early on Saturday mornings has been a common site as of late. That of course, is credited to the Wauseon Farmers’ Market and their offering of local produce, crafts, and family-friendly activities.

For the second straight year, the Wauseon Downtown Association hosted the very well received Salsa Challenge at the Wauseon Farmers’ Market downtown. According to Jim Kerr, the association’s president, there were nearly one dozen entries in this year’s challenges, with many previous fan favorites returning to the blind taste-testing competition.

Ultimately taking the crown, winning both Judges Choice and People’s Choice in their respective categories were Los Mariachis for mild, The Upper Crust for sweet, and the Congregational United Church of Christ for original; while Jean’s Jars won Judges Choice, and Sarah Fuller won People’s Choice in hot, respectively.

The proceeds from the event were all donated to the Wauseon FISH food pantry.

The Wauseon Farmers’ Market will continue through the end of October, taking place on Fulton Street in downtown Wauseon, Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with something new offered each week from live entertainment to pumpkin carving. The market will be moved to the Robert Fulton Agriculture Center across from the fairgrounds during the week of the Fulton County Fair.

A schedule of events can be found at Wauseondowntown.org or the Wauseon Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

Farmers’ Market volunteer Helen Leady serves up patrons eager to taste the four different categories of homemade, locally grown salsa.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/08/web1_Leady-serves.jpgFarmers’ Market volunteer Helen Leady serves up patrons eager to taste the four different categories of homemade, locally grown salsa. Cory Johnson | Fulton County Expositor

Archbold resident Michael Buck was on hand to provide a variety of folk, country, blues, and alternative music live.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/08/web1_Buck.jpgArchbold resident Michael Buck was on hand to provide a variety of folk, country, blues, and alternative music live. Cory Johnson | Fulton County Expositor
Salsa Challenge held in Wauseon

By Cory Johnson

For the Expositor

Reach Cory Johnson at [email protected]

Reach Cory Johnson at [email protected]