THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET in the Owosso East Mall parking lot on E. M-21, opened for the season Saturday, May 7. Tom and Janet Gauthier (right) have been loyal vendors at the market for the previous five years. In discussing their experience, Tom stated, “This has been a great market and great location for us. We like that there are a lot of regulars.” The couple will have items available at the market every Saturday throughout the 2016 season. Among the products they offer are a large variety of homemade soaps created from different combinations of coconut oil, olive oil, and soybean oil and scented with various fragrances such as chamomile, lavender and oatmeal. Bottled dried herbs, plants and colorful, knitted dish cloths are also offered.
Other vendors at the market last Saturday were selling local honey, produce, crafts, jewelry and more. The Original Farmers Market is now open every Saturday until 1 p.m. through the end of October. (Independent Photo/Karen Mead-Elford)