Farmer's market up and running at Plum senior center
Ann Lorion learned how to can foods as a child growing up in New Kensington.
Lorion, 73, of the Renton section of Plum, is most known for her hot peppers and pickles, said her husband, Chuck “Frenchy” Lorion, 74.
The Lorions decided last Thursday to check out the selection of produce at the farmer's market at the Plum Senior Community Center.
“I ran out of hot peppers and garlic, and I thought they may have some,” said Ann Lorion whose canned foods, sauces and mustards are popular at Caesar's Tavern in Turtle Creek, a bar and restaurant she and her husband own. “(Canning) is a lost art.”
The center in recent years has hosted vendors who sell items including produce, jewelry, crafts and food.
Last's year's farmer's market was interrupted by the expansion project that included a fitness center, exercise room, kitchen with upgraded equipment and a larger food preparation area and a café that features an outdoor eating area.
“We have a good spot here,” center Director Nina Segelson said. “We decided to try again because of the café.”
Segelson said last week's kickoff of the farmer's market was a little slow, in part because some of the vendors decided not to commit because of the rainy weather conditions.
Judi Fisher, 66, of Monroeville, a volunteer at the Plum center, set up a table with Avon products. Fisher has sold Avon for 34 years.
“At first, I thought, ‘Avon at a farmer's market?'” Fisher said. “But it works well with the other vendors who sell jewelry and crafts.”
Gordon Brown, 53, of New Kensington, set up a table with tomatoes from his garden and cauliflower, cucumbers, corn, zucchini and radishes from an area farm.
Rose Corso of Plum and a member of the center, brought a large bag to hold her purchases that included knitted potholders, painted cards, tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini.
“I just love it here,” Corso said. “I will stop by again.”
The farmer's market will continue from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays into September.
Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8753, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Plum School Board considering iPad for each student
- St. John the Baptist school in Plum to mark Catholic Schools Week with activities
- Volunteers with varied backgrounds police slopes as ski patrol at Boyce Park
- Former Plum student accused of sneaking into high school, stealing money
- Soaring costs may prompt Plum School board to reconsider Regency Park Elementary fixes