Cape Gazette

Milton Farmers Market closes third season with Oktoberfest

By Nick Roth | Oct 21, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Miki Mathe won the the adult division of the Cannery Village Civic Association's pumpkin carving contest for the second consecutive year at the Milton Farmers Market's Oktoberfest event Oct. 4 at Dogfish Head.

Milton — The Milton Farmers Market concluded its third season with an Oktoberfest event at Dogfish Head. The event attracted a large crowd throughout the afternoon, many of whom came to enjoy Dogfish Head beer, music from the Chester River Run band and an overall warm fall atmosphere.

The event featured more than 20 vendors offering a wide variety of products, from fresh and organic produce selections and all-natural meats and poultry to breads, pastries and jams.

The Cannery Village Civic Association held a pumpkin carving competition. To compete, participants only needed to donate canned food to be given to Casa San Francisco. Leading up to the event, about 70 participants donated more than 300 canned foods and nonperishable items in exchange for a pumpkin donated by Fifer Orchards and Dogfish Head. Those in attendance at Oktoberfest could cast a vote for their favorite.

Winners were Miki Mathe in the over 21 division, Hunter Holding in the 14-20 division and Addy P. of Rehoboth in the 13 and under division.

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For the second straight year, Dogfish Head was the host of Milton Farmers Market's Oktoberfest. The event marks the end of the market's third year. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Sam Guthridge plays the banjo for Chester River Runoff. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dan Glusman, left, and Mark Carter of Dogfish Head pour Punkin Ale for the farmers market's patrons. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Fall fruits were lined up at the market. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Lucas Conner of T.S. Smith bags vegetables for a customer. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Kevin Redding of Abbott's Grill takes care of chicken on the grill. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Austin Holding's entry in the pumpkin carving contest. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Ben Armiger plays guitar and sings vocals for Chester River Runoff. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Laura Marie Kramer of La Bella Farm in Georgetown talks with customers. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Now there's a sign autumn is upon us. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Backyard Jellies and Jams displays its wide selection for the market's customers. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
The Milton Economic Development Committee and Lavender Fields displayed the Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Art Show at the Oktoberfest event. The show be shown at Epworth Church Nov. 17 and is expected to be on display at the Lydia B. Cannon Museum some time this winter. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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