KEYSER -- Specialty crafters and farm vendors will get together for "A Local Gathering" during the farmers market held weekly at the Keyser Assembly of God Church.

For the News-Tribune
KEYSER -- Specialty crafters and farm vendors will get together for "A Local Gathering" during the farmers market held weekly at the Keyser Assembly of God Church.
The special one-day-only event will take place on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 and will feature the annual Tomato Tasting and Tomato Weigh-In competitions conducted by volunteers from the Mineral County Master Gardeners.
Hours for the event are the same as regular farmers market hours, from 8 a.m. until noon.
Invited vendors include herbalist Andrea Lay, with herbs and herbal products; Eric and Charlotte Clark from Quaint Acres Alpacas, handmade yarns; Patsy Dettinburn with "Funky Monkey" characters she made from socks; and Shirley Crawford and her "Girl Made Shop," featuring home and garden decorations that she made from "repurposed" materials.
Frank Fitzwater will be sending some of his wooden "barn quilts," as well as garden tools and benches that he makes. Laurie Beckman will display her handmade "gathering aprons."
Some of the farmer vendors who set up on a regular basis also will bring a selection of arts and crafts
Regular farm vendors will be offering their usual fare including fresh homegrown veggies, farm raised meat and eggs, as well as baked goods and flowers.
Music from Keyser radio station WKYW 102.9 will be aired during the "gathering."
Mineral County Farmers Markets are held at the Keyser Assembly of God Church, located on U.S. Route 220 just north of Walmart, Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon, and sometimes Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., if it's not too hot.
Fort Ashby farmers markets are held at the Mineral County Fairgrounds, Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon; Piedmont markets are held at the Town Pavilion, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Upcoming Keyser farmers market events include: July 21, 28 and August 25, Shannon Ritchie, representing the Family Nutrition Program with nutritional drinks; July 28, volunteers from the Mineral County Public Library in Keyser will set up a booth featuring gardening and cook books.