Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Best Thanksgiving Wishes!


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. [Melody Beattie]

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, the vendors and management team of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market want to thank you for a wonderful 2016 season and wish you and your loved ones, a safe, happy Thanksgiving weekend. With Gratitude.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Small Business Saturday


Like any farmers' market in the world, the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is, simply stated, a gathering of small businesses (farmers, growers, and food artisans) supported by their customers and communities.

This Saturday, November 26th, is Small Business Saturday across America. Buying local and supporting small businesses (in person and online) has a tremendous impact. According to a recent Fortune Magazine article on Small Business Saturday: "In 2015, approximately 1.3 million small businesses participated in the event, as did 95 million consumers." Tremendous indeed.

As this season of giving, eating, drinking, and merriment approaches, thank you for supporting small business!


Source: http://fortune.com/2016/11/21/small-business-saturday-amex-holiday/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Bird's Haven Farms Post Season Bounty


If you'd still like to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville, Bird's Haven Farms is currently offering a Mini-CSA* pick-up. A prepared brown grocery bag order (contents vary from week-to-week) of fresh-picked fresh produce.

This week, Bird's Haven Farms' Mini-CSA includes:

▪ Bag of Mixed Lettuce Greens 
Pint Cherry Tomatoes 
4 Green Bell Peppers 
2 lb Red/White Potatoes 
1 lb Broccoli 
Micro-Greens 
Spaghetti Squash

And, this week, in addition to the Mini-CSA, you can place an optional order for eggs by the dozen and tomatoes by the pound.

You order online and pre-pay by 8 p.m. Tuesday (today, November 15th), and pick-up Wednesday (tomorrow, November 16th) between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the "skinny" parking lot right behind Rotary Park on E. Home Street (next to Columbus Running across E. Home from the market lot).  

Pre-Payment for the Mini-CSA bag is made by standard debit and credit cards accepted through Bird's Haven Farms secure PayPal account. You do not have to be registered with PayPal to make a purchase, you can click on a 'Pay By Debit or Credit Card' Button, and make your online purchase.

If you order eggs and tomaotes, you'll pay for those at pick-up (Bird's Haven Farms still working out technical stuff on the additional options).

To order, click or touch this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYDW-xVzDpKen6hfIIYWD_rjwk4_zIX8UFgvu1c82Q_qaNug/viewform?c=0&w=1

Next week, for Thanksgiving, Bird's Haven Farms is featuring an order online pickup, where you can customize your own order for the holiday. This deadline is Monday (November 21st) 8 p.m. for Tuesday (November 22nd) pick-up (same time, same place as the regular Mini-CSA pickup - just different days this time).

Visit the Bird's Haven Farm website to place your order: http://www.birdshavenfarms.com/store/thanksgiving-basket

Options include: acorn squash, broccoli, butternut squash, eggs, garlic, lettuce, microgreens, microgreens (peppery), parsley, red onions, red potatoes, sage, spaghetti squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, white onions, and white potatoes.

Any questions? Contact Bird's Haven Farms at farmfresh@birdshavenfarms.com

While you're visiting Bird's Haven Farms website, sign up for their email mailing list!

*CSA = Community Supported Agriculture.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 26th Market Report


The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. [Henry Beston]

Another nice autumn day in Uptown Westerville, and a great day to visit a farmers' market. We are looking forward to an afternoon with partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 50's, with a breeze, and no chance of rain.

Today is the last farmers' market of the 2016 season.

This season's guiding words of wisdom come from Chef Bryant Terry: What makes a farmers' market such a special place, is that you're actually creating community around food.

Each season, this market becomes a community. It happens organically, it's just this great energy that arrives, converges, and causes something incredible, beneficial, and meaningful to happen. On behalf of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market Management Team and Vendors, Thank You for participating in this market community!

We end this season with a market-lite day. This week's Vendor Line-up includes: Bird's Haven Farms, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Hinton Apiaries, and Flying J Farm.

This week's community partner is Westerville Public Library.

Home grown. Home Made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

See you at the market!

Pictured: Bird's Haven Farms

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Treat or Treat


Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. - Jim Davis (Garfield)

This week's market is the last market of the season, right before Midnight Madness (10.28) and Westerville's Beggars' Night (10.31), so time to test drive this year's costumes for Treat or Treat at Market Wednesday! It's the one day of the year that princesses, super heroes, storm troopers, and dinosaurs walk among ordinary citizens at the farmers' market. Kids can dress up for Halloween and go "door-to-door" to visit each vendor for Halloween candy!

And, Pleiades Maple Products has a special treat - kids can stop by for a free small maple sucker.

While supplies last. Treats are for little kids. Costumes optional.

Thanks to photographer Gary Gardiner for this awesome vintage memory of Mary Poppins (Sugar B Bakery's Angela Bowman) hangin' out with a couple fierce and fabulous princesses in 2014.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Sugar B Bakery Bids Us Adieu


Life happens. Nature happens. Farming happens. In Westerville, we have a small farmers' market that has become a big family. Informed by the experiences of our vendors and customers, we embrace and accept the organic ebbs and flows of life. Sometimes it's embracing a beautiful day or biting into an indescribably delicious and juicy peach, and sometimes, it's a rubber-duck-worthy rainy day, the loss of a loved one (my Dad, Les, passed away a week before the start of market season), or a flower crop that can't thrive in the elements of the season.

This market features an exceptional group of talented and passionate vendors who make a family. One of our family members is leaving us - Angela Bowman of Sugar B Bakery - she's moving out-of-state - and we will miss not only her delicious breads, scones, and bagels, but we will miss her infectious sense of humor, her loud voice at market open (what megaphone?!!), and her energy and presence at Market Wednesday.

Angela is just an exceptional human being and we have all been enriched and buoyed by her presence at the market.

Safe travels, Angela, may the winds be with you always. You are always part of the Market Wedesday family. We hope - I hope - you'll be able to make a trip or two or three... to Westerville in the coming seasons to stop by and visit! With good thoughts and so much love.  -Linda.

Linda Foor,
Market Manager,
Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market


Here is Angela's Message:

Yesterday was a bittersweet day. It was the last Uptown Westerville
Farmers Market for me (there is still one more). For those of you that don't know, my husband has taken a job in Michigan so we are starting a new adventure there in the next few weeks.

As I close this chapter of my life I am reminded of how many truly dear friends I have made here and I am eternally grateful to you all. I'm going to miss you more than I can say but I am taking a piece of each of you with me forever. You have given me confidence to continue to grow my business and great memories that have flooded my life with constant joy for 6 years.Your support and encouragement have been a great part of our success. Thank you all!

Angela Bowman
Sugar B. Bakery

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 19th Market Report


Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer a oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all. [Stanley Horowitz]

A beautiful day in Uptown Westerville and a great day to visit a farmers' market. We are looking forward to an afternoon with temperatures in the upper 70s, a breeze, and partly cloudy skies.

This week's Vendor Line-up includes: Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, and Hinton Apiaries.

This week, J-Pops and Fox Hollow Garden are ending their 2016 Market Wednesday season. Thanks to Steve and David for a great season!

Today, we are featuring two community partner spaces - Westerville Electric and Water Divisions and Westerville Police Division. (WPD officers were called away on assignment last week, which is there usual market week.)

Home grown. Home Made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

See you at the market!

Pictured: Kokoborrego Cheese Co.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 5th Market Report


What could be more exciting than an October day? It's your birthday, Fourth of July and Christmas all rolled into one. [Peggy Toney Horton]

It's a great day to visit a farmers' market!

We have a beautiful afternoon ahead with sunshine, a few scattered clouds, temperatures in the 70s, and a breeze.

This week's vendor line-up includes: Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., and Fox Hollow Garden.

We will not see J-Pops and Hinton Apiaries this week.

This week's community partner is Westerville Police Division.

Home grown. Home Made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home Streets.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

See you at the market!

Pictured: Sweet Thing Gourmet

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 5th Market Report


Listen! the wind is rising, / and the air is wild with leaves. / We have had our summer evenings, / now for October eves. [Humbert Wolfe]

Welcome October! Hard to believe there are just four weeks left in the 2016 market season. We are looking forward to a beautiful afternoon in Uptown Westerville.

This week's vendor line-up includes: J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, and Fox Hollow Garden.

We will not see Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co. today.

We heard from Anna Brown, and her short, yet sweet, 2016 Market Wednesday season has come to a close. Anna, had a Nature Happens season this year when her dahlias and zinnias suffered through the hot summer weather, has started a new job for the off-season.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

See you at the market.

Pictured: Pumpkins from Bird's Haven Farms.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 28th Market Report


I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. [Maya Angelou]

It's a farm fresh Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

Today, we move from the sunny, humid days of summer to the cool, cloudy skies of fall. Even though the forecast keeps improving, this may end up being a "puddle-jumper" market with occasional periods of rain.
Showers in the forecast for market hours (currently... 53% chance of rain for market set up, a 49% chance of rain from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and a 65% chance of rain from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), cooler, pleasant temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s, cloudy, and a breeze.

Market Wednesday is a shower or shine market, and all vendors are under-cover, so we hope you'll pack your umbrella, gollashes, or slicker, and come on by!

This week's vendor line-up includes: Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, and Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co.

We will not see Annabelle's Blooms today.

This week's community partner is Westerville Public Library.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Thank you for your continuing support. See you at the market.

Pictured: Miss Cristy's Bakery

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Maket: September 21st Market Report


Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul... but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October. [Peggy Toney Horton]

We have a beautiful day ahead. While we are getting ready to move on to fall, summer remains today - we expect a hot, summery afternoon.

This weeks vendor line-up includes: Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, and Sugar B Bakery.

We will not see Hinton Apiaries this week - Jerry is at the Farm Science Review this week.

Doran's Family Farm's 2016 market season has come to an end - we thank the Doran family for a great market season and we'll see them next year!

This week's community partner is Westerville Electric and Water Divisions.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Have a great day. Thanks for giving us the business! See you at the market.

Pictured: Garlic from Bird's Haven Farms.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 14th Market Report


My favorite poem is the one that starts "Thirty days hath September" because it actually tells you something. [Groucho Marx]

It's Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

Weather forecasts call for a partly cloudy skies, elevated humidity, temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s, and a breeze.

This week's Vendor Line-up includes: Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, and Montezuma Sauces and Salsas.

We will not see Annabelle's Blooms this week. Life happens. Nature happens. Farming happens. Anna's dahlias struggled and her zinnias sustained wind damage, so we may not see Anna until October.

A note: Flying J Farm is accepting only cash and checks for the time being. All other Market Wednesday vendors accept cash, check, and major debit or credit cards.

This week's community partner is Westerville Police Division.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Pictured: Certified organic squash from Kokoborrego Cheese Co./Sippel Family Farm.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Remembrance


9.11.01 Never Forget. Live to Honor.

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

From Into the Fire
Bruce Springsteen, The Rising



Photo credit: 911memorial.org;/Jim Lee

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: 9.11 Westerville's Community Day


Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.  [Steven Andersen]

This weekend in Westerville, we gather as a community to have fun, to help others, to honor, and to remember.


Saturday, September 10th:

• 9.11 Travis Manion Foundation Heroes 5k Run.

9:00 a.m., Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main. 


Admission: Fee to participate in the run/walk. Registration ends 9.9.16 at 11:59 p.m.

Sign up and info: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/2014911HeroesRun


Learn more: http://www.travismanion.org/?post_type=tmf_911run_race&p=2704 

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are 100% organized by local community

• Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Westerville Department of Public Service, 350 Park Meadow Rd. (north off Schrock Rd., between State St. and the Alum Creek bridge).

A well-organized opportunity to cast off the hard to cast off - flammables, toxics, reactives, electronics, fats/oils/grease, tires (4 per household), and corrosives. (Latex/water-based paints are accepted at a $1.00 per can fee.)

For a detailed list: http://www.westerville.org/services/public-service/refuse-recycling-yard-waste/fall-hhw-collection


• Honor Flight Welcome Home, 2016 All-Women Veteran's Flight

8:30 p.m., John Glenn Columbus International Airport,  4600 International Gateway, Columbus, Southwest Airlines ticket counter.

Meet flight participants with a Thank You for Your Service Welcome Home!

For more information: http://www.honorflightcolumbus.org/all-women-flight.html

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market proudly supports Westerville Honor Flight.


Sunday, September 11th
Westerville Community Day 

 • 9.11 Memorial Observance: Answering The Call, Keeping The Calm.

2 p.m. First Responders Park, 374 W. Main (between the Senior Center and the Fire Station). 

The Westerville Divisions of Police and Fire Chaplain Corps invite the community to this annual ceremony.

• Cops and Kids Day.

New time! New location!

12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on County Line Rd. W. between Vesper Way and Cleveland Avenue. A free event.

At Cops & Kids Day kids get the chance to interact with the law enforcement community while learning about the equipment and technology that law enforcement personnel use.

Law enforcement officers from all over the state of Ohio bring cruisers, helicopters, motorcycles, K9 units, rescue units, and S.W.A.T. vehicles.

Kids can participate in games, police-related scenarios, and other fun activities including a "Dunk-a-Cop" tank.

The first 1,000 children receive a free Cops & Kids Day goodie bag.

Note: County Line Rd. W will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a proud sponsor of Cops and Kids Day.

Learn more: http://www.westerville.org/services/police/community-services/cops-kids-day

• The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest.

Noon to 7 p.m. @ Nationwide Children's Hospital Close To Home, 455 Executive Campus Dr. (near N. Cleveland & County Line Rd. W.) 


A free event. Help WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) put together meal packets and enjoy music, kid-friendly activities and a gathering of more than 30 food trucks.

Learn more:

https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatWestervilleFoodTruckFest

http://www.warmwesterville.org/

Access more info for The Great Food Truck Fest via Signature Events Tab.

• Military Service Appreciation Day @ Westerville Community Center.

12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m., Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland @ County Line Rd. W. 


For active and retired military and reserve personnel enjoy FREE access to the pool, gymnasium, zenith climbing wall, track, and fitness area. Immediate family members receive half-price admission for the day as well. (Proof of service required.)

Learn more: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6063/35


Community Day Flyer 

Cops and Kids Day photograph courtesy of nbc4i.com.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 7th Market Report


By all these lovely tokens / September days are here, /
With summer’s best of weather / And autumn’s best of cheer.
[Helen Hunt Jackson]
 


It's Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

Weather forecasts call for a partly cloudy, hot and muggy afternoon with a sustained breeze.

This week's Vendor Line-up includes: Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, and Miss Cristy's Bakery, and Sweet Thing Gourmet.

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products, Annabelle's Blooms, and Fox Hollow Garden this week.

This week's community partner is Westerville Senior Center.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Pictured: Bird's Haven Farms.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Best Labor Day Wishes.


Without labor nothing prospers.  - Sophocles. 

Have a safe, happy Labor Day weekend!  

Image of Culver Art and Frame staff, circa 1910 - 1920, 74 N. State (now The Gathering Place, next to the market lot) courtesy of Westerville Public Library Local History Center online.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 31st Market Report


That night was the turning-point in the season. We had gone to bed in summer, and we awoke in autumn; for summer passes into autumn in some imaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf.  [Henry David Thoreau]

It's Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

Weather forecasts tell us to look forward to a cloudy, hot and humid (but improved) afternoon, with a calm wind. There is an outside chance of a pop-up shower during market set-up.

This week's Vendor Line-up includes: Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Annabelle's Blooms, Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, and Miss Cristy's Bakery.

It is possible Branstool Orchards may have apples only at market today. We'll keep you posted on the peach possibilities! (Updates on facebook.)

We will not see Pleiades Maple Products this week (it's Morrow County Fair week!).

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Pictured: The changng seasons at Doran's Family Farm.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 24th Market Report


Ain't no sense in stayin' inside / If the weather's fine, and you got the time. [from (It's a) Beautiful Morning, Felix Cavaliere/Edward Brigati, Jr.]

It's Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

This week's Vendor Line-up includes: Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Bird's Haven Farms, Branstool Orchards, and Pleiades Maple Products.

We expect to see Annabelle's Blooms today, as well, but don't have a confirm yet.

We will not see Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods and Flying J Farm, and expect their return next week.

This week's community partner is Westerville Public Library.

Meza Wine Shop @ 48 N. State, just steps south of the market, features a specially-priced Market Wednesday cocktail from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meza features a selection of Ohio wines and can offer great advice on wines and wine pairings.

Check out Meza on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Meza-Wine-Shop-107925695898588/

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home in Uptown Westerville.

Browse.Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

See you at the market!

Pictured: Bird's Haven Farms

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: School's In - Time to Take Time

It's the first day of school in Westerville for Grades 1 to 12!!

Precious cargo: Time for school buses to re-enter the traffic mix, when-children-present speed limits to be heeded, and heightened awareness of school-age children in crosswalks, along roads, in parking lots, and on sidewalks (especially at driveway aprons).

Westerville City Schools: http://www.wcsoh.org/

Westerville City Schools on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WCSOH/

Ohio Revised Code - Stopping for Stopped School Bus: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.75

Ohio Revised Code - Speed Limits - Assured Clear Distance: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.21

Have a great school year! Congrats to the Class of 2017! Go Wildcats! Go Warriors! Go Warhawks!

(Kindergarten/Preschool starts 8.23)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 17th Market Report


...Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape.... [Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird]

It's a farm fresh Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville!

Once again, even with lowered temperatures, mix in the elevated humidity, and the heat index remains front-and-center - new and improved, but still a factor.

We are looking at a nice afternoon, with thermometer temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s, partly cloudy skies, a breeze; with all that, a feels-like that is about 11° higher. There is an outside chance of precip during set up and throughout late afternoon.

Peaches, sweet corn, all varieties of peppers and tomatoes, fresh basil, eggplant, potatoes, melons, and the first apples of the season - a farmer's bounty come to market and a great day to visit a farmers' market.

This week's Vendor Line-Up includes: Pleiades Maple Products, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops. Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, and Branstool Orchards,

We expect to see Annabelle's Blooms today, as well, but don't have a confirm yet.

Hinton Apiaries will not be at-market today (first day of school for the kids) - we'll see Jerry next week.

This week's community partners are Westerville Water Division and Westerville Police Division.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 26th @ N. State and E. Home in Uptown Westerville.

Browse.Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.


See you at the market!

Pictured: Bird's Haven Farms

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 10th Market Report


Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world. [Sarah Addison Allen]

Just a little literary cooling breeze!

We have a muggy, August afternoon ahead, and it's a great day to pick up a little farm fresh in Uptown Westerville.

Today's vendor line-up includes: The Blueberry Patch, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops. Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms, and Branstool Orchards.

We will not see Sugar B Bakery, Pleiades Maple Products, Annabelle's Blooms, and Fox Hollow Farm.

We will not have a community partner this week, but will see Westerville Police Division next week, along with Westerville Electric and Water Divisions.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. Each Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (through October 26th) @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Thanks for giving us the business! See you at the market.

Pictured: Sunflowers from Bird's Haven Farms.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: August 3rd Market Report


It was one of those humid days when the atmosphere gets confused. Sitting on the porch, you could feel it: the air wishing it was water. [Jeffrey Eugenides]

Welcome to the first Market Wednesday of August.

Today's weather forecast? As it was yesterday... so it is today. The humid air continues to invade our personal space! So, a beautiful day ahead, but it's August, and it will be hot and feel hotter. Fingers crossed for the consistent 5 mph calm wind in the forecast. Still a great day to put on your best summer-cool and pick up a little farm fresh.

Today's vendor line-up includes: Branstool Orchards, The Blueberry Patch, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops. Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms.

We hope to see Annabelle's Blooms, 8 Sisters Bakery, and Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard. (We will update on facebook as we get confirmations.)

This week's community partner is Westerville Senior Center.

We will not see Fox Hollow Farm, Hinton Apiaries (Jerry is representing the Ohio State Beekeepers Association at the Ohio State Fair today) and Pleiades Maple.

Just a note on The Blueberry Patch - it looks like next week will be the last week we will see The Bluberry Patch this season.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. Each Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (through October 26th) @ N. State and E. Home Streets in Uptown Westerville.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Thanks for giving us the business! See you at the market.

Photo: Cantaloupe from Doran's Family Farm.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers Market: July 27th Market Report


It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.  [Walter Winchell]

We are looking forward to a sunny, hot afternoon in Uptown Westerville filled with summer's farm fresh bounty.

Today's vendor line-up includes: Fox Hollow Farm, Branstool Orchards, The Blueberry Patch, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Fox Hollow Garden, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, Hinton Apiaries, Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farms.

This week's community partner is Westerville Public Library.

We have some vendors out this week: Pleiades Maple, 8 Sisters Bakery, J-Pops, Montezuma Sauces and Salsa.

We may see Annabelle's Blooms and Malabar Peach and Apple Orchard today, waiting to hear for sure. We'll post as soon as we know.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home Streets through October 26th.


Thanks for giving us the business!

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: July 20th Market Report


I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn. I remember them from my childhood. I only had them in the summer. They were extraordinary. [Alice Waters, Chef]

While it may feel hot this week, we have a picturesque summer's day ahead.  So, put on your coolest cool, and come join us in Uptown Westerville for a little farm fresh.


The good news is that there is no precipitation and lower humidity in the forecast this week. Forecasts call for temperatures in the mid-to-high 80's with a "feels like" running ten degrees higher than the thermometer, and a 4 mph wind.

Today's vendor line-up includes: Bird's Haven Farm, Fox Hollow Farm, Branstool Orchards, The Blueberry Patch, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sugar B Bakery, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Annabelle's Blooms, Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, and Doran's Family Farm.

This week's community partners are Westerville Electric Division and Westerville Water Division.

We have some vendors out this week: Pleiades Maple, Hinton Apiaries, and Flying J Farm.

8 Sisters Bakery presence at market depends on staffing, so we may or may not see them this week. We'll let you know as soon as we know.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home Streets through October 26th.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.


See you at the market.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: July 13th Market Report


It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility. [Yogi Berra]

Well, it's going to be a hot, humid afternoon in Uptown Westerville. This kind of weather helps Market Wednesday farmers bring a richer variety of locally-grown summer vegetables and fruits to market, and inspires Anna Brown's beautiful flowers to bloom.

Today's vendor line-up includes: Flying J Farm, Bird's Haven Farm, Fox Hollow Farm, Branstool Orchards, The Blueberry Patch, Miss Cristy's Bakery, Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sippel Family Farm/Kokoborrego Cheese Co., Anabelle's Blooms, Fox Hollow Garden, J-Pops, Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods, Doran's Family Farm, and Hinton Apiaries.

This week's community partner is Westerville Police Division.

Life happens. Nature happens. Farming happens. (Especially in 26 weeks of a market season!) We have some vendors out this week: Sugar B Bakery, Pleiades Maple, and Sweet Thing Gourmet.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home Streets through October 26th.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy. Market Wednesday.


See you at the market.

Pictured: Peppers from Bird's Haven Farms.