The Waverly Farmer’s Market kicked off the outdoor summer season on Saturday with warm weather, clear skies and happy customers.
“We are thrilled the market is open on such a beautiful day,” said Market Manager Kelly Cline. She added that it was a good start, after less than perfect weather last year.
Early-season merchandise among the approximately nine vendors included plants, vegetables, baked goods, preserves and other homemade goods.
Leilani Zart of BioInspired offered handmade soaps, candles and bath salts for sale. Scented soap bars, with varieties such as lilac coconut lanolin and cranberry fig, were adorned with colorful swirls.
“Each bar of soap is like a snowflake,” Zart said. “Each bar is unique.”
Char Sauer of Singing Sourdough sold homemade sourdough breads.
“I started baking with sourdough right before the pandemic hit,” she said.
One of his popular items was a fougous-style sourdough triple berry pecan bread.
“Usually it’s cut in a large leaf shape,” she said, which makes it “easy to tear and soak.”
Sarah Fisher of Simplistic State had a display of t-shirts and accessories, as well as a table of homemade scones and cinnamon rolls.
“It’s just a little thing I do,” she commented of the baked goods, noting that she also often had pies. “Everything is from scratch.”
The Weekend Farmer’s Market, located along Riverside Park near the fire station, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturdays May through October.