EVART \u2014 Evart Farmers Market has opened for the season. Several vendors showed off their homemade products on opening day. Businesses sold farm-fresh\u00a0meats, locally grown veggies, homemade pies, glasswork, flowers, and even hand-woven rugs. "The whole concept behind this is to make good food from scratch for people. Not using a bunch of chemical-type products, not using anything with a bunch of preservatives, just good home cooking food from scratch," said Robin Hartoon, from G Farms, who makes desserts in jars, including chocolate cake and apple crisp, homemade jellies, pies, and what she calls "hand pies." The hand pies were created to solve the issue of kids snacking outside and making a mess with normal pie slices.\u00a0 Another vendor at the market, Rugginit Weaving Studio, featured handmade rugs, towels and other woven items made by third and fourth generation weavers.\u00a0 The market opened June 11 and concludes on the second Saturday of October. The market is at the Evart Depot, 200 South Main St., Evart,\u00a0next to the Pere Marquette Rails to Trails.