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Final Downtown Farmers Market of season this Saturday

| October 23, 2018

COSHOCTON – This Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. to noon, will be the final market of the season for Coshocton Farmers Market, as “Christmas at the Market” continues. Vendors will offer late-season produce and special holiday products.

Items for sale will include colorful wreaths and hand-painted plaques, homemade soaps, lip balms, natural salves, body scrubs and butters, Norwex cleaning cloths and supplies, hanging kitchen towels, dishcloths, pot holders, baby bibs, tote bags, and more.

Market bakers and cooks will bring homemade pies, cookies and bars, cutout cookies, peanut brittle and fudge, tea breads, and other sweets. And it’s a great time to stock up on honey, homemade jams and spreads for the winter.

Fresh produce will include broccoli, kale, sweet potatoes, salad greens, Brussels sprouts, peppers, onions, Swiss chard, and more.

Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious and satisfying. This recipe from Allrecipes.com is perfect for fall.

Southwest Sweet Potato Wedges

3 medium sweet potatoes, sliced into 8 wedges

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon paprika

Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 425°. Place potato wedges in bowl of water and soak 10-15 minutes. Drain in colander and pat dry. Grease baking sheet.

Place sweet potato wedges in large zip-close plastic bag. Add olive oil, pepper, paprika, and salt. Seal and toss to coat. Remove potatoes from bag and place on baking sheet in single layer; bake 20 minutes. Turn and bake another 20 minutes. Potatoes should be golden brown.

The Coshocton Farmers Market is open 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, from May through October, on the 300 block of Main Street. For more information, visit Coshocton Farmers Market on Facebook.

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