With the hot and sticky weather ahead, maintaining good hygiene is about to get a little harder. Luckily, a popular vendor at the Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market is well-stocked and ready to help you stay clean all summer long, without using chemicals.
The Savonnerie de Marie is one of Hellertown Market’s most experienced vendors, and also their Vendor of the Week for this Sunday May 22.
Based in Ottsville, Bucks County, Marie’s uses vegetable oils, shea and cocoa butters, dried herbs, spices, seeds, vitamin E, pure essential oils and fragrances to make their soaps. and related products, which are always presented attractively on their stand. . Their line of soaps includes around two dozen varieties, such as Lovely Lavender, Mint Mix, Ocean Breeze, Spring Shower, Mr. Spice, and Naked Lady, which is an unscented bar.
Unlike commercially made soap, theirs contains no harsh chemicals, fillers, or detergents; their foam is long-lasting; and most importantly, many of their products are ideal for sensitive skin. They also offer a line of all-natural insect repellents called Bug O’way.
This Sunday, the farmer’s market will also welcome its first Art in the Park event of the season, with local artisans selling candles, bags, bespoke jewelry, home decor, handcrafted cutting boards and more. local science fiction author Christopher D. Ochs will be at the market to meet readers and sign copies of his books, and the Second Saturday Spinners will be there to demonstrate old-fashioned yarn-making.
Every Sunday, visitors can expect some of the best entertainment in the region. Live music represents a significant share of the market. This Sunday’s star performer is Nick Franco.
Visitors can also enter the annual market sunflower contest, sponsored by Lost River Caverns. Simply stop by the information booth to pick up a free packet of seeds along with instructions for planting them and entering the contest, which will be judged on September 18.
Be sure to visit the new Saucon Valley Farmers Market website, SVFMPA.comfor a list of current vendors and also follow the Farmers Market on Facebook and instagram for updates and information on performances, classes and other upcoming events.
The market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, until November 20.
You’ll find its more than 30 vendors in two rows spread across the grounds next to the Hellertown Area Library, located at 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown, PA 18055. Free parking is available in the library’s parking lot as well as along Constitution Avenue. .
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the market as long as they are kept on a leash.
For more information on selling at the market or become a sponsor click here, or stop by the information booth, where you’ll also find t-shirts, hoodies, hats, tote bags, and other merchandise available for purchase. All profits go to the market.