Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 16, 1972, Image 1

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    Vol. 17 No. 43
Standholders and customers at Root's Country Market
and Auction have been treated to a summer of outdoor
business. The market’s main building burned down in June
and is now being rebuilt.
The interior of the new
main building at Root’s
Country Market and Auction
is expected to be filled with
standholders and customers
in the next three to four
Stands at Root’s were
loaded on Tuesday with
homegrown produce.
Lancaster County
Fair Schedule
Quarryville Fair September 20-22
Ephrata Fair September 26-30
Lampeter Fair September 27-29
New Holland Fair October 4-7
ManheimFair October 11-13
Root’s Mkt.
From Fire
It’s been business pretty much
as usual at Root’s Country
Market and Auction ever since
fire destroyed the main building
and 80 stands on June 28.
Standholders and shoppers
have been treated to an outdoor
market place during a summer
which has been good for outdoor
shopping, if not necessarily for
Stands this past Tuesday were,
however, loaded with lots of
homegrown concord grapes,
plums, celery, canteloupe and
sweet corn and other produce.
Construction is well along on
the new main building. Abraham
Root, who owns the auction, told
will be another three or four
weeks until the stands are all
under a roof again. “We’re trying
to beat the cold weather,” Root
said, “and the way construction
has been going I’m sure we’re
going to make it.”
Root said the new building will
be almost exactly the same size
as the burned out structure. He
added, however, that some of the
stands have been eliminated so
the aisles could be made a little
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 16,1972
In S.E. Pennsylvania
Last Week’s Rains
Didn’t Dent Drought
Drought continues to plague
the southeastern part of the state.
Some rain fell this past week,
but farmers throughout Lan
caster, Lebanon and Chester
Counties reported getting only a
half-inch or less.
John Yokum, manager of the
Southeast Research Center in
Landisville, said Thursday that
the rains earlier this week had
verv little effect on crons at the
research farm. “There simply
Farm Calendar
7:30 p.m. - Garden Spot Young
Farmer meeting, vo-ag room,
Garden Spot High School.
8:00 p.m. - Ephrata Young
Farmer meeting, vo-ag room,
Ephrata High School
NEPPCO Convention, Concord
Hotel, Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.
Sept. 19-22.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
7:30 p.m. - 4-H roller skating
party, Overlook Skating Rink,
Lititz Pike, Lancaster. Open
to everyone.
Southern Lancaster Co. Fair,
Quarryville, Sept. 20-22.
Friday, September 22
Third annual Pennsylvania State
Grange weekend conference,
Edgewater Acres, Sept. 22-24.
Echoes of the 20th Olympiad sounded
here this week when Lancaster County's
dairy judging team was awarded top place
in the State 4-H Days competition at Penn
State. The contest was held the week of
August 7, and the local team had placed
second, by a scant four points, to a team
from Tioga County. It was discovered later,
however, that one of the Tiogans had at
tended college, a fact which automatically
Tuesday, Sept. 19
wasn’t enough ram to do any real
good. We measured only three
tenths of an inch, and we needed
at least a good inch,” Yokum
Late planted tobacco at the
farm could do well if it gets
enough rain in the next ten days
or so, and if the frost holds off.
“Our normal date for frost is
October 10,” Yokum said, “but in
the last few years we haven’t
been hit until later. There’s still a
possibility that yields from some
tobacco fields could be helped by
On the subject of silage corn,
Yokum said that most of the
early corn is going into the full
dent stage right now. “Once it
gets that far, more water isn’t
going to help. Silage yields from
early corn aren’t going to be
hurt too much. The plants are
near normal height, because of
the rain we had in the early part
of the growing season. One bad
point, though, at least here at the
research farm, is that the ear tips
aren’t filling out too well.”
A portion of the early corn crop
hasn’t done well, though, because
the rains in June and July
leached a lot of nitrogen from the
Often, silage gas is a problem
when a period of wet weather is
First Place After All!
followed by a long dry spell such
as we’ve had Asked if silo gas
would be a special problem this
summer, Yokum said, “You’ve
always got to be careful, of
course When the ground is wet,
corn plants absorb a lot of
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Solanco Fair
Wednesday, September 20
10 a m Judging Dairy Cattle
and various other judging
7-30 pm. Formal Opening of
the Fair
8 p.m. Talent Contest and
Crowning of the Harvest
10 a.m. Lancaster County FFA
Judging Contest
12-30 p.m County-wide
Tractor Driving Contest, 4-H,
FFA and Open Class
1 p.m. Swine Judging
6:30 p.m. Baby Beef Judging
8 p.m. Tug-of-War Contest
Friday, September 22
10 a.m Baby Parade
2 p.m. Fat Hog and Baby Beef
6:30 p.m
9 p.m
disqualified him from the competition.
Therefore, the entire Tioga County team
was disqualified, and the records were
changed to show that Lancaster County’s
team won the top award. Team members,
left to right, are : Robert Hess, and Richard
Hess, both from Strasburg Rl, Marlene
Harbold, Elizabethtown RI, and Gary
Akers, Quarryville Rl.
$2.00 Per Year
Thursday, September 21
Rural Youth Awards