Julie says..... -
Thanks for visiting!
        Welcome to my world! There is always something new and exciting going on! Sometimes I'm a reporter/columnist, sometimes a clown doing balloon animals, sometimes in my supporting role at the Barker Farmer's Market or Barker Seniors or Relay For Life, or I'm Queen Mother (Her Royal Heiny) of the Lakeside Ladies Red Hat Society Chapter. (Sort of "Jack of all trades and master of none!) With my aging brain going off in so many directions, I needed a way to tie it all together so this is it!
A note about the photo- Yes, I changed the photo at last to a more recent and realistic one :)
Updates for 8/15
Homegrown cherries, peaches, bleberries, corn beans, pickles, & more!
Welcome to
Park Lane Daylilies
Santasiero's Produce
Katie's Barefoot jeweled sandals & facial scrubs
Carol's pressed fower art
Bark For Life Kissing Booth
Bee's Knee's potted herbs,
Tee Shirt Designs
***Special thanks to Mahar Septic for donating a porta-potty on cruise nights to accomodate the larger crowd!
E ANTONIO'S BAKERY from Wilson came back with fragrant bread, rolls, cookies, scones, amazing pizza bread, coffee cake, single serving desserts, strawberry shortcake and more!!  You can order anything from his bakery for delivery at the market, so if you're in the mood for a cannoli or hard rolls, call Eddie at 751-9196.
McDuffies has added new frozen quiche! Spinach & mushroom, four cheese, Lorriane & ham and cheese. Also new are chicken, broccoli and cheddar pot pie and chicken curry pot pie. Bake at home for a gourmet meal!
We're Back! Every Thursday night 5-7:30 p.m~
5 to 9 p.m. on Cruise Nights
Barker Village Park Main at Quaker (Rte. 148)
*Huntington Farms, Wide array of fruits and veggies
*Larry Childs Farms
*Atwater Farms
*Jubilee Farms
*Lee Farms
*Payne Farms
*Tarajos produce and craft birds
*Jon Hotaling, woodworking & fresh cut bouquets
*Handmade colorful fabric Tote Bags and Purses by Carol Hotaling
*Applewood Hollow- Gourmet coffee, Chai and cocoa and   ****Microwave FUDGE!****
This fudge is AWESOME. Gordon also has Iced Latte mixes in Vanilla Caramel and English Toffee! Orange chocolate and coconut chocolate fudge mix ARE HERE! Yummy! A whole pound of fudge for $5! Come and try a sample! Strawberry and banana milk flavorings! Yum!! They also have spiced Chai and flavored iced tea mixes.
*Roy Nerber, plants, flowers, garden art and lights, etc.
*McDuffie's Bakery- Scottish Shortbread and Biscotti in yummy flavors and gourmet frozen chicken pot pie & Guinness Steak pie A family sized pie with a flaky crust, tender chicken, peas and carrots and a decadent sauce made with real cream and butter! This is COMFORT food made easy! :)
NEW this summer! Two more pot pie flavors and  QUICHE- ready for the oven! Four cheese, spinach and mushroom, Lorraine or ham and cheese. Check out Brian's artisan breads like crispy bagettes, garlicky Tuscan or hearty rye. Yum!
* Brianna's Buddies- Handcrafted glass bead jewelry in cancer commemorating colors; new angel jewelry. Fun stuff for the kids. 
*Corky Coates, framed and matted artwork.
Gwen Hangartner- *TUPPERWARE to buy or book a party.
Dina Potter- *AVON- cash & carry specials and orders, etc.
 *Crafts, treasures 
and MORE every week!
50/50 drawing every week! (proceeds to help defray entertainment expenses)
June 20th
July 25th
also Local Artists Night!
Aug. 29th
Classic cars and bikes; all are welcome on Main Street in Barker!
Line Main St. beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Call Wayne Rider at 474-7390 for more info.
If the weather forces a cancellation of the market it will appear on this website by 4 p.m. on market day, but rain doesn't scare many folks away!
Just FYI- The Barker Farmers Market is organized by volunteer Director Jo-Ann Greenwald. The market receives no local or community funding and must pay for itself. The $5 per space vendor's fee and the proceeds from the weekly 50/50 draw help to pay for the musicians brought in to entertain each week, as well as advertising on the Lion's sign and the Newspaper annual ad, signage, etc.
(Weekly column publicity, flyers, posters and this web site are donated by me and not paid for with market funds).
6/20- Opening night
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Somerset Quartet
Dick Weeks, Joe Reed, Drew Burke, & Randy Atwater. 
6:30 to 8 p.m.
The Good Ol' Boys
Popular singer/songwriter
July 11 - Step in Time
July 18th - Cindy Labiak
5:30 - 7:30
July 25th - Cruise Night (stay tuned for musical guests)
Aug. 1st - Mike Pegraglia 5:30 - 7:30
Aug. 8th - Barker Community Band
Aug. 15th Karaoke Night with Rich Nolan
5:30 - 7:30
Aug. 22nd - Ray Wood
5:30 - 7:30
Aug. 29th Cruise Night and Hot Country Line Dancers, Music by Memphis Sun, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Basket Raffle and more! German Food at PWT!
 Local not-for-profit groups who would like to spread the word about what they do or promote fundraisers, etc. are invited to set up a table at the market. Scouts, school clubs, church groups, civic groups; this is a great way to introduce yourselves to the community and maybe you’ll find new members or support. Just call Jo Ann to let her know you’d like to take part.
By Kristen Loveland
Henna Designs start at $5
New Glitter tattoos- $1-2
Crystal and glass bead jewelry- NEW Angel earrings & necklace
in colors for every type of cancer and a ribbon charm. necklaces, bracelets, earrings, ankle bracelets. made by Brianna's Buddies- all proceeds to RFL and cancer fighting org. Can be custom-sized for bigger/smaller ankles or wrists. By Brianna's Buddies. Brianna is a 9 year cancer survivor- diagnosed at age 1/12.
Special thanks to the volunteers who make our market nights fun, including Market Director Jo Ann Greenwald, Cruise promoters Wayne & Kory Rider and Jon Hotaling; Mahar Septic for the porta-potty, Mark Remington and crew for the park set-up, and all who help us by buying 50/50 tickets.
In Loving Memory
June Marie Obermiller Wolentarski
July 2, 1956 - February 18, 2012
My "baby" sister had a hard life battling a seizure disorder after a medical mistake at age 16. She endured a lot but raised two children and had 6 grandchildren in her extended family. She had to endure my lectures about smoking causing cancer and so ignored a breast lump for nearly nine months. It was stage 4, triple negative malignancy. She lost the breast and some lymph nodes, struggled through chemo and radiation and we almost lost her several times from complications. By last summer she was happy, feeling fantastic and cancer free!! She had stopped smoking for that whole year. Her hair was growing back at last! With smokers around her at home, she started again. In December she had a tiny pimple-like bump on her chest wall. By January we were back to tests etc. and the cancer had returned but was treatable with another blast of chemo to buy more years. She had her first chemo treatment and we drove the long ride home eating her favorite Anderson's onion rings, singing old songs on the radio and planning a family reunion for the summer because we always say we're gonna do it and never get around to it. Two days later she was lethargic and was admitted to the hospital for a touch of pnuemonia. All hell broke loose, complications we could not foresee- and she was dead before we could blink... five days after chemo. June was my sister, my friend, a huge part of who I am after a lifetime of care. In the end, I could not save her. The grief and loss still haunts me.
PLEASE..... don't let smoking help you to an early grave. Her smoking killed a part of me, too, and the grandchildren feel her loss deeply. Is it really worth it?
TODAY....hug those you love and tell them they are important in your life. You never know when they'll be taken and words remain left unsaid.
June, I hope you knew how much I loved you!
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