RIDGWAY--If you were driving through Ridgway on Tuesday between 3 and 6 p.m., you might have run into a minor traffic jam on Main Street as it seemed everyone was coming out to the Ridgway Farmers Market.
With the growing season more advanced, there was no shortage of Farm-Fresh produce for Ridgway residents to bring home. With some very early sweet corn, cantaloupes, tomatoes, and peppers for sale, the day could not have been better for the market under perfectly blue skies.
Since moving over to the St. Leo Magnus parking lot two years ago, the market has seen a resurgence of vendors and consumers after very nearly dying out in 2017. A jump in the number of Elk County producers of specialty items such as maple syrup, honey, and goat-milk items, along with baked goods, has also contributed to the market's growth.
Canned goods, seasoned oils, and vinegars, baked treats, and even hanging baskets of sunflowers now give attendees to the market something new every week. Big Maple Farms is always one of the main stops for market-goers, with their farm-fresh eggs, poultry, and lamb, along with vegetables from broccoli to rutabaga and some fresh green beans too. The Biscotti Lady brings her breakfast treats every week, while goat milk soap and fudge are special favorites for some Ridgway families. 
While the market takes place from 3-6 p.m. every week, it's always a good idea to get there right when the vendors open up, as perennial favorites like sweet corn and fresh tomatoes regularly sell out quickly. Nothing beats the flavor of locally grown vegetables on Elk County fields or produced by local farmers. Make sure to make the Ridgway Farmers Market a part of your schedule each Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. at the St. Leo's Parking lot and take advantage of this resource that will only be around until October. 

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