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LAKEWOOD – The fourth annual Lakewood’s Farmers Market opened Tuesday afternoon.

Held from 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays on Chautauqua Avenue until the end of August, the farmers market sells baked goods, herb plants, jams and jellies, fruits and vegetables, pies, cheese, meat and fudge. All the foods are completely organic.

“This year is going to be sad just because there are no peaches available in Chautauqua County and northwestern Pennsylvania,” said Judy Shults, owner of the Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market. “There was a freeze – some of the orchards lost trees.”

Shults said the response to the market has been really great, with about 50 customers visiting last week’s market before 3 p.m.

There are three farms at the market all of the time – Busti Cider Mill and Farm Market, Small Meadows Farm and Abers Acres. Dun Roving Farm, a Suri alpacas farm; Geneva Poan with her specialty cupcakes; and the Chautauqua County Weaver’s Guild, will set up twice a month starting June 24.