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Plum’s farmers market to now happen every Monday

Michael DiVittorio
Lillian Dedomenic | For the Tribune-Review
Jim Bridges of Bridge’s Farm and Greenhouse checks his supply of fresh summer corn at the Plum Monday Market on July 8.
Lillian Dedomenic | For the Tribune-Review
Best friends Avery Coates, 3, Lena Conley, 2, and Emma Coates, 3, enjoy a refreshing Kona Ice at the Plum Monday Market.

A new farmers market program in Plum may have found its roots.

The borough had its first Monday Market at Plum Creek Park along New Texas Road on July 8.

At least 100 people stopped by from 3 to 7 p.m. to check out the event’s inaugural vendors, including Pappy’s Kettle Corn, Oakmont Candle Works and food trucks from The Pub at 333, Carnivores and Kona Ice.

“It was probably one of our best selling days,” said Tabatha Flankick, owner of Oakmont Candle Works. “It was great. A lot of people were happy about it. We were busy nonstop. I didn’t know how it was going to be. (We received) a lot of good feedback.”

Children played in the Plum Creek Park playground and folks ate under pavilions.

Plum-based Bridge’s Farm and Greenhouses brought blueberries, corn, potatoes, zucchini, peaches and other fruits and vegetables.

“It was a nice little get-together,” said owner Jim Bridge. “Nice people, nice location. It worked out well. The first market, you do not know what to expect.

“As long as people keep showing up we’ll show up.”

The farm is about a quarter-mile from Plum High School. The Bridges have been there for about 37 years.

Flanick said she plans to showcase her hand-poured candles every Monday.

“It’s a great community,” Flanick said. “They were testing it out (and) they were excited.”

Carrie DelRosso, Plum’s public relations consultant, organized the event.

“The first one was very small,” DelRosso said. “It was well attended. The farmer was running low earlier than expected. We will communicate if we run out again on social media. It’s a work in progress.

“We hope to have this through the end of September as things are harvest locally, and weather permitting. We want to have vendors that are doing well for themselves and the community gets involved.”

She said more vendors such as Marshall’s Heritage Farm have already signed up for upcoming markets. More information about Monday Market is available at

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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