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CORRECTED after publication to clarify the Renzie Market is a general market, not just a farmer's market. (Aug. 21)
(Photos courtesy Renzie Market via Facebook)
Halfway through its third year, the weekly market at Renziehausen Park is still going strong, even if not everyone in the Mon-Yough area is aware of it.
Joelle Harbert, vice president of the Renzie Market committee, said the current season will wrap up Oct. 12.
Despite being around since 2016, "many of our neighbors have never heard about the market," she said. Located behind the city's No. 2 fire station at the intersection of Eden Park Boulevard and Tulip Drive, the market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Vendors and items sold change from season to season and week to week, Harbert said the market is currently offering fresh local produce, locally sourced eggs and roasting chickens.
All of the farmers participating in the Renzie Market accept WIC and senior citizens farmer's market vouchers for local produce items, she said.
Also on sale most weeks are homemade baked goods and non-food items such as body balms, lotions, soaps and essential oils, and handmade crafts such as knitted items, wooden items and candles.
"And lastly we have vendors offering items from companies such as Paparazzi, Norwex, Avon, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh and Tastefully Simple to name a few," Harbert said.
The market also is accepting new vendors who are offering homemade, handmade or homegrown items, Harbert said. Vendors interested in participating should call Harbert at (412) 721-1320, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/renziemarket on Facebook.
Originally published August 14, 2019.