Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market to close for the season after Tuesday, Sept. 27


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Billy Banta, 15 months old, of Falls, plays under his mother Amanda Banta’s Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce stand at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market Tuesday evening, Sept. 20.


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Betsy Bonczar, of Beta Bread, talks with a customer Tuesday evening, Sept. 20 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Baskets of produce sit on a table at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. The market will be open one more time before closing for the season, from 4 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 27 in front of the church. It will then re-open inside the church building for the winter the first weekend in January, with hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday.


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CLARKS SUMMIT — The Clarks Summit United Methodist Church will open one more time, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, before closing for the season.

Located in front of the church, at 1310 Morgan Hwy., the market includes several local and regional vendors, offering a variety of produce and homemade consumable items.

According to Betsy Bonczar, of Beta Bread, although the vendors are grateful for the loyal return customers they do have, this summer’s community support was disappointing, in comparison with other farmers markets in the region.

Eric Garver, of Conifer Corner agreed.

“We had some pretty good nights here, but 80 percent of the time it’s pretty slow,” he said.

Bonczar said the best aspect of shopping at a local farmers market is “the quality of the products sold.”

Garver added the produce is fresh and the other products are handmade.

The vendors plan to re-open the market again for the winter season the first weekend in January, with hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday. More information can be found online at clarkssummitfarmersmarket.com.

Billy Banta, 15 months old, of Falls, plays under his mother Amanda Banta’s Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce stand at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market Tuesday evening, Sept. 20.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-CSUMC-Market-1.jpgBilly Banta, 15 months old, of Falls, plays under his mother Amanda Banta’s Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce stand at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Betsy Bonczar, of Beta Bread, talks with a customer Tuesday evening, Sept. 20 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-CSUMC-Market-2.jpgBetsy Bonczar, of Beta Bread, talks with a customer Tuesday evening, Sept. 20 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Baskets of produce sit on a table at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. The market will be open one more time before closing for the season, from 4 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 27 in front of the church. It will then re-open inside the church building for the winter the first weekend in January, with hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-CSUMC-Market-3.jpgBaskets of produce sit on a table at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church Farmers Market Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. The market will be open one more time before closing for the season, from 4 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 27 in front of the church. It will then re-open inside the church building for the winter the first weekend in January, with hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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