Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: A Simple Way to Do Good

No kind action ever stops with itself. 
Amelia Earhart

The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market supports WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry). WARM is a tremendous resource and the WARM food bank offers a helping hand so everyone in the Westerville City School District has access to healthy food, no matter the need.

This Friday (11.14) and Saturday (11.15), Meijer @ Polaris and N. State, is doubling their match for every $10 Simply Give card purchased on behalf of WARM. So, your purchase of a $10 Simply Give card actually means $30 for WARM! This is our kind of math!

For more information on WARM and the WARM food bank, click or tap here!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: With Gratitude


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the 
highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. 
John F. Kennedy

We cannot express our appreciation and respect any better than Moving Arts' Louis Schwartzberg's beautiful video.

With Gratitude. Veterans Day. Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Holiday Cookies from Lona Belle's


What's that incredible aroma? Is that cinnamon? Do we smell cookies baking?

Lyle Linerode of Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods is baking for the holidays... and taking orders! 

Spritz: 3 dozen variety for $6.

Peanut Butter Fudge: $5. for a 1/2 pound or $9. for a pound. Add $1. for chocolate coating.
 
Peanut Butter Cereal Bars: With peanuts, marshmallows. Available with chocolate coating. Ask about pricing.

Cinnamon Rolls: $9 for a dozen. Icing available on the side.
 
Snickerdoodles (pictured): $7 for 1 dozen; $18 - for 3 dozen; Available in "party" size: 18 smaller cookies for the price of a dozen (same amount of cookies).

Iced and Decorated Sugar Cookies: $1 each individually wrapped; $9 for a dozen packaged.

Contact Lyle through the Lona Belle's facebook page or via email: LonaBelles@gmail.com

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Take it Inside!

Sourdough bread from Dan the Baker

Look for these Market Wednesday vendors Saturdays at the Worthington Farmers Market this Winter:

▪ Blue Jacket Dairy
Dan the Baker
Dana Lee's
Montezuma Sauces & Salsas
Ohio Farm Direct
Pleiades Maple Products
Sugar B Bakery
Swainway Urban Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet

The Worthington Farmers' Market is Indoors! 9 a.m. to noon, November through April @ the Shops at Worthington Place - 7227 N. High (North High (23) near I-270. (The market is closed on November 29th and December 27th.)


Market Insider Tip: Parking is intense at the Shops at Worthington Place on Saturdays. You'll improve your chances of finding a parking space by entering the mall at the light on Wilson Bridge and parking on the west side of the mall.

Granville, Ohio also has an indoor winter farmers' market each Saturday 9:30 a.m. to noon, except 12.29 @ Granville Elementary School (310 N. Granger). Enter from the Sunrise Street entrance off of College Street and park in the school parking lot.) 

And, there is a special outdoor Granville Thanksgiving Market on November 22nd @ Broadway and Main.

Flying J Farm will be attending the Granville winter market. Check in with Flying J Farm on facebook to make you'll see Dick Jensen and company at the market.

Bird's Haven Farms will also be attending the Granville Winter Market as long as they have produce to bring, as well as the Granville Thanksgiving Market on November 22nd. Lee tells us they have plenty of sweet potatoes, so perfect timing for the holidays!

Fox Hollow Farm is taking orders via their website and will be bringing orders to Westerville for pick-up the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at the market space @ E. Home and N. State. Click or tap here to access the FHF order form.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Thanks!


We must find the time to stop and thank 
the people who make a difference in our lives. 
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

To our customers - 
the people who live and work
in our community: Westerville, Ohio 
- we say, Thank You!

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: The Power of Community


As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls. ~ Sonia Sotomayor

Heartfelt thanks to Church of the Messiah - United Methodist, the City of Westerville, Doug Winbigler and the Staff at Amish Originals Furniture Co., Mike Beekman, Gary Gardiner, Mike and Laura Laughlin, Cortney Reed with Messiah, Tatjana and Jason Brown of Meza Wine Shop, Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, Laura Nethers Crittendon, and our community partners: Westerville Senior Center, Westerville Police Division, Westerville Electric Division, and Westerville Public Library.


Squash from Bird's Haven Farms.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: With Appreciation


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~ Oscar Wilde

Each week, Rose Morgan, Gene Hulbert, and Brenda Boyles from Church of the Messiah, open up the Gathering Place and take good care of Market Wednesday customers and vendors with water, lemonade, access to restrooms, a helping hand, and a kind word.

Hard to put into words how much we appreciate their TLC and presence at the market - so we'll keep it simple and say a sincere Thank You!



Apples from Branstool Orchards.

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 29th Market Report

Pumpkins from Bird's Haven Farms.
 
The last Market Wednesday of the 2014 season.

Weather for this week's market looks cooler and brighter. Temperatures will range in the high 40's/low 50s, with mostly sunny skies, zero percent chance of precip, and an up-to 17 mph breeze.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is open for business each Wednesday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home thru today, October 29th.


This week's vendor line-up: Bird's Haven Farms, Flying J Farm, Blue Jacket Dairy, Sugar B Bakery, Montezuma Sauces & Salsas, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Pleiades Maple Products, Branstool Orchards, and Fox Hollow Farm.

We expect to see Ohio Farm Direct and Annabelle's Blooms, and are awaiting confirmation.

A Market Wednesday Tradition: Kids can take their Halloween costumes for a test drive before Beggar's Night (in Westerville, it's 10.30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) by visiting vendors for Market Wednesday Treat-or-Treat!

Each week, Meza Wine Shop @ 48 N. State features a specially-priced Market Wednesday cocktail served during market hours. Meza is a wonderful resource for wine pairing ideas that complement your favorite foods.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.
 


See you at the market!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: An All Hallows Eve Bounty!


Halloween is nigh! Next week, October 29th, is our last market of the season and also the market before Halloween... which (or is it witch?!) has become a mysteriously bewitching day, when princesses, super heroes, dinosaurs, storm troopers, and faeries visit the farmers' market!

It's become a Market Wednesday tradition - kids can take their Halloween costumes for a test drive for a little treat-or-treat action vendor-to-vendor!


See you at the market! If... you... dare!!!


(Official disclaimer: Wednesday, October 29th, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., while candy supplies last (but we keep a lot of candy on hand), kids not in costume can participate as well! Oh, and we're thinking stroller thru elementary school ages!)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 22nd Market Report



We've got a cool, beautiful afternoon ahead in Uptown Westerville! With artisan foods and autumn produce, sounds like a great day for some farm fresh shopping.

Market Wednesday's forecast sounds like a very nice autumn afternoon - partly sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-50s, average humidity, a 10 mph breeze and zero percent chance of precipitation. (Actually, the rest of the week into the weekend, the forecast is for nice weather.)

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is open for business each Wednesday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home through October 29th.


This week's vendor line-up: Bird's Haven Farm, Flying J Farm, Ohio Farm Direct, Blue Jacket Dairy, Sugar B Bakery, Montezuma Sauces & Salsas, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Pleiades Maple Products, Branstool Orchards, Fox Hollow Farm.

Today's Market Wednesday community partner is Westerville Public Library.

We expect Annabelle's Blooms, today, but a lot depends on overnight temperatures in Clark County.

Swainway Farm has now ended their 2014 Market Wednesday season.

We may not see Ohio Farm Direct this week.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.


See you at the market!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 15th Market Report

Pumpkins from Bird's Have Farms.

It's a warm, occasionally rainy autumn day. The leaves are showing their true colors with variations of warm earthtones - orange, gold, yellow, red, and brown. And, the aromas of fall ride on the light breezes.

Ahhhh, an October Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is open for business each Wednesday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home through October 29th.

The Market Wednesday forecast: 2 p.m. to  3 p.m. 17%, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 22%, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 56% - that's the updated chance of precip for the afternoon according to accuweather. (Thought we'd get that out of the way first and we'll be keeping an eye on weather throughout the day.) Temperatures are forecast in the low-60s, with slightly elevated humidity, clouds, and a 5 mph breeze. (NOAA is saying 29% chance if rain during market hours with less than 1/10 of inch of rain.) 

This week's vendor line-up: Fox Hollow Farm, Bird's Haven Farm, Flying J Farm, Ohio Farm Direct, Annabelle's Blooms, Blue Jacket Dairy, Sugar B Bakery, Montezuma Sauces & Salsas, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Pleiades Maple Products, Branstool Orchards.

We expect to see Dana Lee's today!

Swainway Urban Farm and Dan the Baker are not at-market today. Both vendors are assessing the rest of the season (the next two weeks) and may have completed their 2014 market season. We'll keep you posted.

Community partner, Westerville Electric Division, will not be at-market today. 

On a day like today, you may want to shop and dash or linger and visit, either way, we'll be glad to see you.


Bird's Haven Farms.


Sweet Thing Gourmet.


Branstool Orchards.


Sugar B. Bakery.


Bird's Haven Farms. 


Pleiades Maple Products.


Ohio Farm Direct.


Bird's Haven Farms. 


Flying J Farm.


Montezuma Sauces & Salsas.


Flying J Farm.


Montezuma Sauces & Salsas.


Flying J Farm.


Pleiades Maple Products.


Bird's Haven Farms. 


Bird's Haven Farms.  

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

See you at the market!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 8th Market Report

Apples from Branstool Orchards

A full moon and an early morning lunar eclipse welcome a day with clear skies, sunshine, and autumn breezes - must be Market Wednesday in Uptown Westerville.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is open for business each Wednesday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home through October 29th.

Today's weather forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-to-low-60s, mostly sunny skies, low humidity, and westerly breezes up to 16 mph. Sounds like a great day to visit a farmers' market!

This week's vendor line-up includes: Montezuma Sauces & Salsas, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Dan the Baker, Pleiades Maple Products, Swainway Urban Farm, Branstool Orchards, Fox Hollow Farm, Bird's Haven Farm, Flyng J Farm, Ohio Farm Direct, Lona Belle's, Annabelle's Blooms, Blue Jacket Dairy, Sugar B Bakery.

This week's community partner is Westerville Police Division.

We heard from Mary Bridgman from Bridgman Farm and the Bridgman Farm 2014 season has now come to an end. Thanks to Mary and Shannon Fisher for bringing such beautiful produce to market from Fayette County.

Stock up on cookies and confections - this week will be Lona Belle's Home Baked Goods last week of the 2014 Market Wednesday season. Lyle Linerode of Lona Belle's joined the market in September and we look forward to seeing Lyle next season.

Each week, Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State (just south of the Market in Uptown Westerville), features a specially-priced Market Wednesday cocktail - usually a delicious sangria - during market hours. Stop by, see what's new, or if you've never visited Meza, stop by and introduce yourself!

Visit. Browse. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.

See you at the market!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: October 1st Market Report


Sweet potatoes from Bird's Haven Farms.

We bid adieu to September. And, put out the welcome mat for October.

The weather forecast calls for a gorgeous fall afternoon - temperatures in the mid-70s, mostly sunny skies, no precipitation, and a light breeze.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is open for business from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home through October 29th.

Doran's Family Farm has completed their 2014 season. The Doran's Farm Market is open, including U-Pick tomatoes and the Pumpkin Patch. For more details, visit the Doran's website.

This week's vendor line-up: Montezuma Sauces and Salsas, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Dan the Baker, Pleiades Maple Products, Swainway Urban Farm, Branstool Orchards, Fox Hollow Farm, Bird's Haven Farm, Flying J Farm, Lona Belle's, Annabelle's Blooms, Blue Jacket Dairy, and Sugar B Bakery.

This week's community partner is Westerville Senior Center.

Ohio Farm Direct may be at market, Paula and Karl could not make it this week, so, OFD's appearance depends on any available OFD staff.  We expect to see Bridgman Farm, and are awaiting confirmation.

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.


Sunflowers from Bird's Haven Farms.


Rubinette apples from Branstool Orchards.


Sweet Thing Gourmet.


Cherry tomatoes from Bird's Haven Farm.


Peppers from Bird's Haven Farms.


Sourdough bread from Dan the Baker.


Blue Jacket Dairy Cheddar Curds.

Have a great day.

See you at the market.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Meme Wisdom


Autumn seemed to arrived suddenly that year. 
The morning of the first September was crisp 
and golden as an apple. 
J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: September 24th Market Report


 Tomatoes from Bird's Haven Farms.

Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day! (The earworm is just a bonus!)

It's a beautiful autumn day in Central Ohio and the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market opens for business this afternoon.

The weather forecast for today is perfect for picking up a little farm fresh: sunny, a light breeze, temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s, low humidity, and zero chance of precip.

Home grown. Home made. All Ohio. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. @ N. State and E. Home through October 29th!

The September 24th Vendor Line-up: Bird's Haven Farms, Flying J Farm, Doran's Family Farm*, Bridgman Farm, Ohio Farm Direct, Lona Belle's, Annabelle's Blooms, Blue Jacket Dairy, Sugar B Bakery, Montezuma Sauces & Salsas, Sweet Thing Gourmet, Dan the Baker, Pleiades Maple Products, Swainway Urban Farm, Branstool Orchards, Fox Hollow Farm.

This week's community partner is Westerville Public Library.

Life Happens. Nature Happens. Farming Happens. We asterisked Doran's Family Farm today, we should see them, today, but may not. So, they'll keep us posted and we'll pass on any updates.

Roger's Honey's 2014 market season has come to an end. Thanks to Roger Miller for his great honey and customer care.

The sweet corn season is winding down.This week or next, we'll more than likely see the last of the sweet corn at Doran's Family Farm and Bird's Haven Farms.

Today's Market Wednesday special at Meza Wine Shop, 48 N. State., is Spiced Apple Cider Prosecco Sangria!

Browse. Visit. Taste. Shop. Enjoy.


Apples from Branstool Orchards. 


Sourdough bread from Dan the Baker. 
 

Bridgman Farm's Fairy Tale Eggplant and Peppers. 


Sweet Thing Gourmet.


Potatoes from Flying J Farm.


Cheddar curds from Blue Jacket Dairy.


Montezuma Salsa.


Personal-sized melons from Bird's Haven Farms.


Great for grilling! Peppers from Bird's Haven Farms.


Maple sugar from Pleiades Maple Products.


Ukranian loaves from Sugar B Bakery.


Cherry tomatoes from Bridgman Farm.


Delicious cheese from Ohio Farm Direct.


Mini pumpkins from Bridgman Farm.

Enjoy this beautiful day! See you at the market!